Walking upside down under the ice of Lake Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland
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Quite simply breathtaking. ‘Universe’ by Kroitor and Low combines impeccable film-making with scientific wonder. One the films makers Roman Kroitor went on to found the IMAX system of film-making.
While the film is cited as a major inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ its maker is cited as the origin of one of science fiction’s most memorable concepts. During a conversation between Kroitor and Warren S. McCulloch the film-maker argued against the concept of living things simply being highly complex machines;
‘Many people feel that in the contemplation of nature and in communication with other living things, they become aware of some kind of force, or something, behind this apparent mask which we see in front of us, and they call it God.’
As George Lucas confirmed the inspiration for ‘The Force’ in Star Wars can be put down to this simple line by Roman Kroitor.
A film we made earlier in the year airs on BBC3 Monday evening! x
Click to 22 seconds in!
Waterfalls flow upwards in high winds on the Australian coast.
The islanders of Yap in Micronesia used to use limestone Rai stones as a form of currency. They were three metres across and weigh somewhere in the order of four metric tonnes. It is not entirely unrelated that Yap had a very low rate of street muggings.
“Photo by Joel Abroad – http://flic.kr/p/7Gd9o2″