Since I’m “resting” (as thespians say) between assignments. I’ve just spent the morning watching the 1980′s movie Flash Gordon. What a great film. I remember going to the old cinema in my town (now a “sports bar”) to see this on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Although some of the critics panned it for it’s gaudy set design and costumes I think it’s an absolute visual treat – and with a soundtrack by possibly one of the best rock bands of all time (Queen) – who could ask for more.
I really impressed with the visual effects – done well before CGI – so much so that I found the email address of one of the effects team and sent him a message.
Turns out that the cloud effects where made by pouring milk, ink and Ribena into a large tank of water. You can’t get more British than Ribena.
And Brian Blessed is in all the best films.