Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hollywood's Catapult Warrior - encore presentation

If Saturday Night Live can have an encore presentation on occasion, well, so can notes from the technology underground

Some things just go together. Like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and baseball, or say, verbosity and blogging.

What else goes together often, if not always well? Look at British movie actor Orlando Bloom's recent film work. While I'm lukewarm at best regarding Bloom's acting ability and choice of roles, I do love catapults. Anyway, here is a few of the catapult warrior's recent movies:

Orlando Bloom Movies that Feature Catapults
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Troy (2004)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

What do all of these movies feature?
They feature catapults. I didn't see all of these pictures, but I've heard they all have catapults. The CGI trebuchets in the LOTR movies were terrific. They really seemed to have modeled the catapult motion perfectly. Given the complex motion of the sling, that must have been difficult.

If you know of other recent movies featuring catpults, please post that info.

(note: this post is typed in TREBUCHET font)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Timeline (2003) directed by Richard Donner based on the book by Michael Crichton.