Saturday, March 13, 2004

John Hodgman interviews Kerry Conran, creator of SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW in the New York Times Magazine. It's a fascinating interview, and Hodgman has some great phrasings:

But like the old serials it emulates, ''Sky Captain'' is mainly preoccupied with the strange promises of the future. The astonishing things you will see in the world of tomorrow include: an immense, silvery zeppelin docking at the Empire State Building; an elephant that fits in the palm of your hand; a troop of giant robots marching down Sixth Avenue and the carpet at Radio City Music Hall. None of these things actually exist, though.

Hodgman shows how this studio product is actually the brainchild of one deeply obsessed man--and knowing John, he was the perfect person to write this piece. I'm really interested to see the film when it comes out.