New Elstree Studio documentary with discarded Graflex.

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  1. steven giunta

    steven giunta Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    0BC485ED-D13C-4DCB-B3F1-B76C929A9D4B.jpeg Was looking around on google and came across this.was a story about some kids visiting the Elstree set during filming. I can’t see the graflex to well on my phone,not sure if it’s gonna be clearer on a computer
     
  2. Gregatron

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    Yep, that photo’s been around for awhile. Note that the Graflex is in the publicity orientation, complete with open lever.
     
  3. Gregatron

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    ...and look at that kid holding the hero, live-fire DL-44! Yikes!
     
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  4. Dann

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    Oxy-Acetylene is what I was referring to when I said that the deformation could've come from heating the flash for "welding" that washer to it.

    I've taken time off from working in movies to take welding courses, and the first thing we learned was OAW (Oxy-Acetylene Welding). So that's what I pictured in my head, someone with a welding torch, perhaps not knowing the flash is plated brass, using too much heat to try to weld that washer in place.
     
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  5. Anakin Starkiller

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    That's what I thought as well. The first time I worked on a cracked some 20 odd years ago, I thought I was working with stainless steel
     
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  6. Mouse Vader

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    From my experience of brazing all sorts of types of metal in varying thicknesses & on this scale this joint was made by some who knows how to braze, it's neatly done & not overheated - you do have to get both parts to be joined to a good red heat.

    1st time I saw this hilt (in the video) I too thought, that's heat damage. The deformation is definitely mechanical, & deliberate.
     
  7. AnubisGuard

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    I just learned that production designer Roger Christian is the same Roger Christian who directed Battlefield Earth.

    I feel like this explains some things, although which things exactly are up for debate...
     
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  8. Dann

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    No WAY! Heh, oh man. That's some funny shish, right there!
     
  9. AnubisGuard

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    I know, right? I was re-reading Roger Ebert's excellent review when he name-dropped the director. I thought there was no way, so I ran off to Wikipedia to check, and sure enough!

    Having any connection to that train wreck seriously damages your movie street cred as it is. To have been in charge of it and made those decisions...man.
     
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  10. CHalcyon82

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    In his defense, you can blame that film more on Travolta and Scientology than anything. They were the real puppet masters.
     
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  11. halliwax

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    I didn’t know Christian did that film
     
  12. Shingouki28

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    Wouldn't we all keep that sorta thing quiet?:D:lol:
     
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  13. AnubisGuard

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    "I'm beloved for my contributions to Star Wars and Alien. I'll make it big as a science fiction film director!"

    [one box office bomb later]

    "I'm beloved for my contributions to Star Wars and Alien. Maybe those rubes will buy some fakes."
     
  14. JunkSabers1138

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    Oh? o_O ... OH! :eek: ... ohhhhhhhhh :( .....
     

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