|Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow|
|Directed by||Kerry Conran|
|Produced by||Jon Avnet|
|Written by||Kerry Conran|
|Music by||Edward Shearmur|
|Editing by||Sabrina Plisco|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||September 17, 2004|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Country|| United States|
|Language||English, German, Tibetan|
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|Gross revenue||$37,700,000 (USA)|
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American pulp adventure, science fiction film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The year 2004 in film involved some significant events Major releases of sequels took place United States cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964 in Flint Michigan) is an American Filmmaker, educated at the California Institute The film is set in an alternative 1939 and follows the adventures of Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), a newspaper reporter for The Chronicle, and H. Alternate history or alternative history is a subgenre of Speculative fiction (or Science fiction) and Historical fiction Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27 1972 is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and double Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American A reporter is a type of Journalist who Researches and presents information in certain types of Mass media. Joseph "Joe" Sullivan (Jude Law), known as "Sky Captain", as they try to track down and stop the mysterious "Dr. Jude Law (born 29 December 1972 is an English Actor. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987 and had his first TV role in 1989 Totenkopf".
Conran spent four years making a black and white teaser trailer with a bluescreen set up in his living room and using a Macintosh IIci personal computer. Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records The Apple Macintosh IIci was an improvement on the Macintosh IIcx. He was able to get producer Jon Avnet to see it, who was so impressed that he spent two years working with the aspiring filmmaker on his screenplay. None of the major studios were interested in financing such an unusual film with a first-time director. Avnet convinced Aurelio De Laurentiis to finance Sky Captain without a distribution deal. Aurelio De Laurentiis (born May 24 1949 in Torre Annunziata) is a prominent Italian film producer
Almost 100 digital artists, modelers, animators and compositors created the multi-layered 2D and 3D backgrounds for the live-action footage while the entire movie was sketched out via hand-drawn storyboards and then re-created as computer-generated 3D animatics. Ten months before Conran made the movie with his actors, he shot it entirely with stand-ins in Los Angeles and then created the whole movie in animatics so that the actors had an idea of what the film would look like and where to move on the soundstage. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
Sky Captain grossed USD $37. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 7 million in North America, below its estimated $40 million budget. However, it managed to gross $20. 1 million in the rest of the world, making its final worldwide tally $57. 9 million. Critical reviews were largely positive and it is notable as being one of the first major films (along with Sin City, Able Edwards, Casshern and Immortal) to be shot entirely on a "digital backlot", blending live actors with computer generated surroundings. Sin City is a 2005 film written produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Able Edwards is a 2004 film directed by Graham Robertson and produced by Steven Soderbergh. is a 2004 Japanese Tokusatsu Superhero Film adaptation of the anime series of the same name. Immortal (French Immortel (ad vitam) is a 2004 English language, but French -produced Science fiction film Digital backlot (also known as a virtual backlot) is a term used to describe motion picture sets that have neither
The film opens with the arrival of the zeppelin Hindenburg III in New York City, mooring at the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The City of New York The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street Before he vanishes, a frightened scientist named Dr. Jorge Vargas (Julian Curry) makes arrangements for a package containing two vials to be delivered to a Dr. Walter Jennings (Trevor Baxter). Trevor Baxter (born 18 November 1932) is a British actor and playwright
Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), a newspaper reporter for The Chronicle, is looking into the mysterious disappearances of Vargas and five other renowned scientists. Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27 1972 is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and double Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American A reporter is a type of Journalist who Researches and presents information in certain types of Mass media. She receives a cryptic message, telling her to go to the Radio City Music Hall movie theater that night. Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York City 's Rockefeller Center. She ignores the warning of her editor, Mr. Paley (Michael Gambon), not to go, and meets Dr. Jennings during a showing of The Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical - Fantasy film mainly directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 children’s He tells her that Dr. Totenkopf (German: literally "death's head" or "skull") is coming for him. Totenkopf (Plural Totenköpfe) is the German word for "skull" (literally "dead man's head" and is used to describe a military
Suddenly, air raid sirens go off, heralding the arrival of numerous towering robots that prove all but unstoppable. Strategic bombing is a Military strategy used in a Total war with the goal of defeating an enemy nation-state by destroying its economic ability to wage war rather A robot is a mechanical or Virtual Artificial agent In practice it is usually an electro-mechanical system which by its appearance or movements In desperation, the police call for H. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force Joseph "Joe" Sullivan (Jude Law), who is known as "Sky Captain" and commands a private air force, the Flying Legion. Jude Law (born 29 December 1972 is an English Actor. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987 and had his first TV role in 1989 A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict who is not a national or a party to the conflict and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by While Polly photographs the action from the street, Sullivan knocks out one of the robots and the rest leave. News reports show similar attacks taking place around the globe.
The wreckage of the robot is taken back to the Legion's airstrip so that an expert, Dexter "Dex" Dearborn (Giovanni Ribisi), can examine it. Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974) is an American Actor. Polly follows, hoping to get information for her story. She and Joe are ex-lovers, who broke up three years earlier in China where Polly was reporting the events and Joe serving with the Flying Tigers. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Since Polly has some useful information, Joe agrees to let her in on the investigation.
Her information takes them to the ransacked laboratory of Dr. Jennings, with the scientist himself near death. The killer, a mysterious woman (Bai Ling), escapes in spite of Joe's efforts. Note Bai Ling (zh-cn 白玲 is also the leader of Radio Guangdong. The mortally wounded Jennings gives Polly two vials, which he says are crucial to Dr. Totenkopf's plans. Polly withholds this information from Joe. They return to the Legion's base which comes under attack from squadrons of ornithopter drones. Early history The idea of constructing wings in order to imitate the flight of birds dates to the ancient Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus In the ensuing battle, Dex manages to track the origin of the robot control signal but is captured. However, he leaves behind a part of a map marking the location of Totenkopf's base.
Joe and Polly find it and head to Nepal. Nepal (नेपाल) is a Landlocked country in South Asia. Venturing into the Himalayas, they discover a long abandoned mining outpost. Two of their guides turn out to be working for Totenkopf, forcing Polly to turn over the vials and then locking them both in a room full of explosives which they light. Joe and Polly escape but are knocked unconscious by the explosion in the mine. They wake up together in the mythical Shangri-La. Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 Novel Lost Horizon by British author James The monks who live there tell of Totenkopf's enslavement of their people, forcing them to work in the uranium mines. Uranium (jʊˈreɪniəm is a silvery-gray Metallic Chemical element in the Most of them were killed by the radiation, but the final survivor provides another clue to where Totenkopf is hiding.
This leads them to rendezvous with Joe's other ex-flame, Commander Francesca "Franky" Cook (Angelina Jolie), who commands a Royal Navy flying aircraft amphibious submarine aircraft. Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4 1975 is an American film actor The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Franky clears the way while Joe and Polly make it through.
Joe and Polly find themselves inside the mountainous island, which contains numerous strange creatures, many of which appear to be variations of dinosaurs. They travel to the mountain at the very center of the island and penetrate a secret facility located within. There, they discover that it has been hollowed out into a large silo where robots are seen loading animals, as well as the contents of the mysterious vials onto a large "Noah's Ark" rocket. Noah's Ark, according to the Book of Genesis (chapters 6-9 is the story of a large vessel built at God 's command to save Noah, his family
Joe and Polly are detected and nearly killed, but Dex, piloting a floating barge, arrives in the nick of time with three of the missing scientists. Escaping together, Dex explains that Totenkopf has given up on humanity and seeks to end the world to begin a new one: the "World of Tomorrow". The group goes to Totenkopf's lair only to discover that he has, in fact, been dead for two decades; his machines have carried on his work.
The only way to sabotage the rocket is from the inside. Polly tries to tag along, but Joe knocks her out with a punch. He then goes to sacrifice himself while the others escape. Polly recovers and follows after Joe, arriving just in time to save him from the mysterious woman who turns out to be a robot. The two then board the rocket just before it launches. Before it reaches an altitude of 100 km, Polly pushes a emergency release button that ejects all the animals in escape pods. Joe tries to disable the rocket only to be interrupted by the revived female robot. He jolts her with her own electric weapon and then uses it on the controls, disabling the rocket. They use another pod to save themselves after successfully sabotaging the rocket, causing it to explode. Joe and Polly watch the animal pods float down to earth from their escape pod.
Polly then uses the last shot on her camera to take a picture of Joe. Joe is touched, but sadly tells her that the lens cap was still on the camera. Polly's look of joy turns to a little light-hearted sadness and disappointment.
Peter Law, who plays Dr. A supervillain or supervillainess is a variant of the Villain character type commonly found in Comic books, Action movies and Aler Kessler, is the father of Jude Law.  The full names for Dex and Editor Paley were revealed in the novelization written by Kevin J. Anderson. 
Kerry Conran grew up on films and comic books of the 1930s and 1940s. He and his brother, Kevin, were encouraged by their parents to develop their creative side at a young age. Kerry studied at a feeder program for Disney animators at CalArts, and became interested in 2-D computer animation. The California Institute of the Arts, commonly referred to as CalArts, is located in Valencia California, a suburb of Los Angeles California. Computer-generated imagery Computer animation is the art of creating moving images with the use of Computers It is a subfield of Computer graphics While there, he realized that it was possible to apply some of the techniques associated with animation to live-action. Conran had been out of film school for two years and was trying to figure out how to make a movie. He figured that Hollywood would never take a chance on an inexperienced, first-time filmmaker. So, he decided to go the independent route and make the movie himself. 
Conran was influenced by the designs of Norman Bel Geddes, an industrial designer who did work for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and designed exhibits for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974) is an American Actor. Norman Melancton Bel Geddes ( April 27, 1893 &ndash May 9, 1958) was an American Theatrical and Industrial designer Expo (short for "exposition" and also known as World Fair and World's Fair) is the name given to various large public exhibitions held since the There have been two World's Fairs in New York City: 1939 New York World's Fair ( 1939 - 1940) at  Geddes also designed an airship that was to fly from Chicago to London. Terminology In some countries airships are also known as dirigibles from the French (fr ''diriger'' to direct plus -ible) meaning "directable"
Another key influence was Hugh Ferriss, one of the designers for the 1939 World’s Fair and who designed bridges and huge housing complexes. Hugh Ferriss (1889 – 1962 was an American delineator (one who creates perspective drawings of buildings and Architect.  He was an American delineator (one who creates perspective drawings of buildings) and architect. In 1922, skyscraper architect Harvey Wiley Corbett commissioned Ferriss to draw a series of four step-by-step perspectives demonstrating the architectural consequences of the zoning law. Zoning is a term used in Urban planning for a system of land-use Regulation in various parts of the world including North America the United Kingdom These four drawings would later be used in his 1929 book The Metropolis of Tomorrow (Dover Publications, 2005, ISBN 0-486-43727-2). Dover Publications is an American book Publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife Blanche
Regarding the 1939 New York World’s Fair itself and its futuristic theme of the World of Tomorrow, Conran noted: ". There have been two World's Fairs in New York City: 1939 New York World's Fair ( 1939 - 1940) at . . obviously the title refers to the World Expo and the spirit of that was looking at the future with a sense of optimism and a sense of the whimsical, you know, something that we've lost a lot in our fantasies. We're more cynical, more practical. . . I think what this film attempts to do is to take that enthusiasm and innocence and celebrate it-to not get mired in the practicality that we're fixated upon today. "
Conran also acknowledged his debt to German Expressionism, which was particularly evident in the opening scenes in New York City: "Early German cinema was born of just a completely different aesthetic than what we see nowadays. German Expressionism is the term used to refer to a number of related creative movements which emerged in Germany before the first world war which reached a peak in Berlin One of the last things I watched before starting this project was the Dr. Mabuse series that Lang had done - terribly inspirational, the use of art and propaganda even. Doctor Mabuse is a Fictional character created by Norbert Jacques made famous by the three films Austrian director Fritz Lang made about him over a period Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang ( December 5, 1890 &ndash August 2, 1976) was an Austrian German - American "
Conran summed up what influenced him in making Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "We tried to approach it almost as though we lived in that era and were just another group of artists trying to make a work out of those pieces and inspirations. We wanted the film to feel like a lost film of that era. If we're a footnote in the history of pulp art and Golden Age comics, that'd be enough, that'd be great. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books generally thought as lasting from the 1930s until late 1940s during which Comic books If we even just inspire some people to go back and investigate some of that stuff, we'd have done enough. "
Sky Captain has a number of commonalities with the famous Hayao Miyazaki animation Laputa: Castle in the Sky. is a (re-titled Castle in the Sky for release in the United States) is a Film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, released in 1986 The sky pirates, focus on primitive mechanics, large airships, and military cultures are similar. Of particular note are the robots in both films with the slinky arms and one eyes that are identical. Both stories center on an evil madman with control over an island of high technology and the search for that island. Laputa has the evil madman searching for the island while Sky Captain has the island as the base of the madman from the beginning. Sky Captain is also different in its message which is largely about the film genre while Laputa has strong anti-war & anti-technology themes found in most of Miyazaki's work. 
In 1994, Conran set up a bluescreen in his living room and began assembling the tools he would need to create his movie. Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records He was not interested in working his way through the system and instead wanted to follow the route of independent filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh. Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14 1963 is an American Film producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, editor, and Initially, Kerry and his brother had nothing more than "just a vague idea of this guy who flew a plane. We would talk about all the obvious things like Indiana Jones and all the stuff we liked. Dr (also Col Henry Walton Jones Jr, better known as Indiana Jones or Indy after his pet dog is a fictional Adventurer, Soldier " Conran spent four years making a black and white teaser trailer in the style of an old-fashion movie serial on his Macintosh IIci personal computer. The Apple Macintosh IIci was an improvement on the Macintosh IIcx. Once he was finished, Conran showed it to producer Marsha Oglesby, who was a friend of his brother's wife and she recommended that he let producer Jon Avnet see it. Conran met Avnet and showed him the trailer. Conran told him that he wanted to make it into a movie. They spent two or three days just talking about the tone of the movie. 
Avnet and Conran spent two years working on the screenplay, which included numerous genre-related references and homages, and developing a working relationship. Then, the producer took the script and the trailer and began approaching actors. In order to protect Conran's vision, Avnet decided to shoot the movie independently with a lot of his own money. The producer realized that "the very thing that made this film potentially so exciting for me, and I think for an audience, which was the personal nature of it and the singularity of the vision, would never succeed and never survive the development process within a studio. "
Avnet went to Aurelio De Laurentiis and convinced him to finance the film without a distribution deal. Aurelio De Laurentiis (born May 24 1949 in Torre Annunziata) is a prominent Italian film producer Nine months before filming, Avnet had Conran meet the actors and begin rehearsals in an attempt to get the shy filmmaker out of his shell. Avnet set up a custom digital effects studio with a blue screen soundstage in an abandoned building in Van Nuys, California. A group of almost 100 digital artists, modelers, animators and compositors created multi-layered 2D and 3D backgrounds for the live action footage yet to be filmed.
The entire movie was sketched out via hand-drawn storyboards and then re-created as computer-generated 3D animatics with all of the 2D background photographs digitally painted to resemble the 1939 setting. With the animatics as a guide, grids were created to map camera and actor movements with digital characters standing in for the real actors. The grids were made into actual maps on the blue screen stage floor to help the actors move around invisible scenery. 
Ten months before Conran made the movie with his actors, he shot it entirely with stand-ins in Los Angeles and then created the whole movie in animatics so that the actors had an idea of what the film would look like and where to move on the soundstage. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West To prepare for the film, Conran had his cast watch old movies, like Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944) for Paltrow's performance and The Thin Man (1934) for the relationship between Nick and Nora that was to be echoed in the one between Joe and Polly. To Have and Have Not ( 1944) is a thriller romance war Adventure film directed by Howard Hawks and starring The Thin Man was the first of six comic detective Films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking  Avnet constantly pushed for room in this meticulously designed movie for the kind of freedom the actors needed, like being able to move around on the soundstage.
Director of Photography, Eric Adkins, was ahead of his time with his work on this ambitious movie. Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27 1972 is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and double Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964 in Flint Michigan) is an American Filmmaker, educated at the California Institute Jude Law (born 29 December 1972 is an English Actor. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987 and had his first TV role in 1989 Conran and Avnet were able to cut costs considerably by shooting the entire movie in 26 days (not the usual three to four months that this kind of movie normally takes) on high-definition video using a Sony HDW-F900 and working entirely on three different blue screen soundstages in London, England with one notable exception. High-definition (HD video generally refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD video most commonly at display resolutions of 1280×720 Sony 's CineAlta 24P HD ( high definition video) Cameras are a series of professional digital video cameras that offer many of the same features London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Conran wrote a scene that was added later on where Polly talks to her editor in his office that was shot on a physical set because there was no time to shoot it on a blue screen soundstage.  The footage from the HD camera was run through a switcher and then through a Macintosh computer running Final Cut Pro that allowed the filmmakers to line up the animatics with the live onstage footage. Final Cut Pro is a professional Non-linear editing software application developed by Apple Inc Conran said, "I don't know how we would have made this movie. It's really what allowed us to line up everything, given there was nothing there. " After each day of shooting, footage was edited and sent overnight to editors in L. A. who added CGI and sent it back.
After filming ended, they put together a 24-minute presentation and took it to every studio in June of 2002. There was a lot of interest and Avnet selected the studio that gave Conran the most creative control. They needed studio backing to finish the film's ambitious visuals. At one point, the producer remembers that Conran was "working 18 to 20 hours a day for a long period of time. It's 2,000 some odd CGI shots done in one year, and we literally had to write code to figure out how to do this stuff!" Most of the post-production work was done on Mac workstations using After Effects for compositing and Final Cut Pro for editing (seven workstations were dedicated to visual effects and production editing). The distinctive look of the film was achieved by running footage through a diffusion filter and then tinting it in black and white before color was blended, balanced and added back in.
Sir Laurence Olivier also posthumously appears as the villain and mad scientist Dr. Laurence Kerr Olivier Baron Totenkopf. Totenkopf (Plural Totenköpfe) is the German word for "skull" (literally "dead man's head" and is used to describe a military His likeness was produced using digitally manipulated archival BBC footage of the actor and thus adding one more film to his repertoire. A similar move was made two years later in the 2006 Superman Returns film with Marlon Brando. Superman Returns is a 2006 Academy Award -nominated Superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Marlon Brando Jr (April 3 1924 – July 1 2004 was an Academy Award -winning American Actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century Avnet cultivated a calculated release for the movie by first moving its release date from the summer (it was supposed to open a week before Spider-Man 2) to September, then courting the Internet press and finally making an appearance at the San Diego Comic Con with key cast members in an attempt to generate some advance buzz. Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American Superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Alvin Sargent and developed by Alfred Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden 
|Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Soundtrack by Edward Shearmur|
|Released||September 7, 2004|
Composer Edward Shearmur (The Wings of the Dove, Charlie's Angels) wrote the film's lavish orchestral score in the style of Hollywood's golden-age composers, and the film's end-title sequence featured a new recording of the Oscar-winning standard "Over the Rainbow" sung by the acclaimed young American jazz singer Jane Monheit, which were all featured on Sony Classical's original motion picture soundtrack recording. Edward Shearmur (sometimes known as Ed Shearmur (born 1966 is a British film composer Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. Edward Shearmur (sometimes known as Ed Shearmur (born 1966 is a British film composer The Wings of the Dove is an Academy Award -nominated 1997 American / British Drama film directed by Iain Softley This article is about the original 2000 film For the 2003 sequel see Charlie's Angels Full Throttle Charlie's Angels is a 2000 " Over the Rainbow " (sometimes mistakenly known as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is a Song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is a Jazz and Adult contemporary vocalist for Concord Records. Sony Classical Records was started in 1927 as Columbia Masterworks Records, a subsidiary of the American Columbia Records. 
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow had high box office expectations, opening in first place on its September 17, 2004 release date and grossing USD $15. " Over the Rainbow " (sometimes mistakenly known as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is a Song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is a Jazz and Adult contemporary vocalist for Concord Records. A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for Admission to a venue Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 5 million on its opening weekend. The film grossed $37. 7 million in North America, below its estimated $40 million budget. It managed to gross $20. 1 million in the rest of the world, making its final worldwide tally $57. 9 million. 
Critical reviews were largely positive. The film currently has a 73% rating (with a 70% for their "Cream of the Crop" designation) on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies. Noted film critic Roger Ebert was among those who strongly supported the film, giving it a 4-star review and praising it for "its heedless energy and joy, it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. Roger Joseph Ebert (iːbɝt born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and Screenwriter. Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 Adventure film directed by Steven It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way".  Stephen Holden of The New York Times lauded its visuals and its evocation a bygone era but felt that "the monochromatic variations on sepia keep the actors and their adventures at a refined aesthetic distance. . . At times the film is hard to see. And as the action accelerates, the wonder of its visual concept starts giving way to sci-fi clichés".  In his review for the Chicago Reader, J. The Chicago Reader is an Alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois, USA R. Jones wrote, "This debut feature by Kerry Conran is a triumph not only for its technical mastery but for its good taste".  Entertainment Weekly gave the film an "A-" rating, saying, "The investment is optimistic and wise; Sky Captain is a gorgeous, funny, and welcome novelty". Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc  USA Today said that the film was "all style over substance, a clever parlor trick but a dull movie". USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company.  Stephen Hunter, of the Washington Post, called it, "a $70 million novelty item". The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D 
The Canadian network Space awarded it the 2005 Spacey Award for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film. Space (styled SPACE) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned and operated by CTVglobemedia  The film is also one of few to be awarded five stars by IGN FilmForce. IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video 
First-time director Conran incorporated many references to classic genre films into his own movie: "The work of those artists and writers [from the pulps and Golden Age of Comic Books] was really the template for us. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books generally thought as lasting from the 1930s until late 1940s during which Comic books To some extent we stole from it, to some extent we expanded on it -- hopefully we added enough of our own sensibility. We tried to approach it almost as though we lived in that era and were just another group of artists trying to make a work comprised of those pieces and inspirations. We wanted the film to feel like a lost film of that era. "
The Flying Legion is a homage to pulp-comic book heroes as G-8, Captain Midnight, and Blackhawk, as well as such real-life private paramilitary organizations as the Flying Tigers and the British Legion of Frontiersmen. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative G-8 was an heroic aviator and spy during World War I in pulp fiction. Blackhawk, a long-running Comic book series was also a Film serial, a radio series and a Novel. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force but which are not regarded as having the same status WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Legion of Frontiersmen is a patriotic paramilitary organisation formed in Britain in 1905 and designed to bolster the defensive capacity of the British Empire  Also, production designer Kevin Conran, the brother of director Kerry Conran, based the design of the flying humanoid robots, in part, on the helmet worn by the DC Comics superhero Adam Strange and controls on Commando Cody's rocket-pack (see image, right). Production designer is a term used in the movie and Television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964 in Flint Michigan) is an American Filmmaker, educated at the California Institute DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Adam Strange is a fictional Superhero published by DC Comics. Commando Cody was the hero in a 12-episode science-fiction serial made in 1952 by Republic Pictures entitled Radar Men from the Moon, which was 
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