What does a geek do...

Salute to the original alien movie

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 Air-dried giant figure driving a vintage ion cannon. The dark metallic and coarse feeling is just on the surface. Once you start to pay attention to it, It captures you: was he trying to defence the base or attacking a target? Why was he frozen like that? for how many years? The suspensions built and hang in seconds, which drives you into the movie deeper and deeper. Brilliant scene!

That's why it's so classic and I just can't forget it after so many years. 

Alien (1979) is one of my favorite sci-fi thriller. computer 3D wan't there yet. Everything was done in hand-made model. H. R. Giger was the head designer of Alien production. He's known for creating the Alien monster. But not sure he created this scene or not.

My son was playing COD (call of duty) action figure the other day. I watched his play and suddenly realized that I can have a shot on that figure which can reflect some feeling of this original Alien scene. 


The original parkour

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They say parkour (freerunning) has been there for many decades (if not hundred years). They give lots examples on whoever has done this kind of stuff from long long time ago. But we all know that, the parkour as we know of today, was originally starting its popularity from Jackie Chan. More specifically, from Jackie Chan's Police Story (1985).

Sure, before that, there was Charlie Chaplin's fancy funny moves (including turning and smart jumping).  And don't forget those early years' musicals, those actors did jump a lot (Mary Poppins, remember?). They were all talented, no doubt about it.

But Jackie in Police Story made those jumps and runs more purposely and more seriously! It's outdoor, it's real stuff, it's dangerous and it's stunning!

A hit is a hit. That I call a real parkour starting point. Well it's just my opinion, although a strong one ;-)