Thursday, September 21, 2006

Catch de wave mon

I was thinking of the chariot race in Ben Hur when they did the salute pass before the race proper. Side by side over the smooth sand. Hail Jupiter give me victory says Stephen Boyd, while Charleton Heston has a Star of David pinned on him by an admiring youth. Or maybe it's the wave in the original Poseidon adventure, where they had to climb the Christmas tree to be saved.

Boyd was from Ireland. He died of a heart attack while playing golf. The kid in the Poseidon adventure is now an electrical contractor in L.A.


Blogger Tim said...

This is a great image. Simple and yet very interesting to the eye. I'm reminded of the motorcycle race in Tron when I look at it. On the other hand, it could be the stair on an escalator too, I suppose... Either way it's a great one.

9/21/2006 9:33 AM

Blogger Philip Northover said...

Thanks Tim! Fractal self-similarity is much in evidence :-)

Tron is a curious film. Vector graphics/CAD yeah! Texture mapping was still in its infancy, or considered a form of cheating. Ray tracing, what's that?!

9/22/2006 8:58 AM


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