“Keep it in the Family” by the Welsh band, Hybrid – it is an incredible mixture of strings and electronica. The track came up randomly on Pandora and I have been listening to it on repeat since. A section of it has been used for Frank Miller’s The Spirit‘s trailer, but I reckon this track deserves a film on its own. I don’t know about you, but I have been itching to watch an epic sci-fi film (preferably based in space) ever since I heard this track for the first time. A friend has kindly lent me Danny Boyle’s Sunshine DVD – guess I’ll be watching that this weekend!
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Just a quick update. I will post some pictures up soon… I promise.
Despite the fact that pre-Halloween weekend celebrations were taking place all over in Hollywood, I decided to be a nerd and go to the Tron 30th Anniversary event at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The wait outside was annoying but all and all, the event was a success. There were people in costumes, there was the Grid Carpet (as opposed to the red carpet), a panel with the film makers as well as Bruce Boxleitner (Tron/Alan Bradley), a mini exhibition of original Tron goodies and an after party upstairs with arcade games and DJs.
Ralph McQuarrie, the Conceptual Designer who brought R2-D2, C3PO, Darth Vader and Chewbacca into life in the visual form that we are most familiar with, passed away at the age of 82 on 3/3/2012 in his home in Berkeley, CA.
The Tron “Lightcycle” was brought to life by Parker Brothers Choppers, a bike shop in Florida. The bike is currently on sale for US$55,000. I won’t go into all the specs because I hardly have any knowledge when it comes to motor vehicles (and I tried getting a manual motorcycle license!)…
But from the looks of it, the bike can’t go too fast… or is it because they’re just doing a casual show-and-tell?
I am just stating the obvious ….but I highly, highly doubt it can do the sharp turns as it’s done in the film. I can’t imagine this Lightcycle being at all comfortable to ride… but who knows?
Can’t wait til Tron: Legacy is out! Sad none of my friends have seen the first, and the original Tron…