Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (2004)
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The lives of reporter Polly Perkins and her ex-boyfriend, Sky Captain Joe Sutton, intersect. For the past three years, large robots have been roaming the Earth, taking what they need, and vanishing as quickly as they appeared. Joe and his technical assistant Dex have been investigating and battling these mysterious robots. Meanwhile, many of the world's scientists have been systematically kidnapped. A Dr. Jennings, believing that he is the next target, tells what little he knows to Polly. His beliefs are that a Dr. Totenkopf, who has not been heard from in over thirty years, is carrying out a project he started prior to World War I, this project which may be associated with these robots. Polly and Joe, with Dex, join forces to find Totenkopf, which may not be easy due to their still antagonistic relationship. As they piece together Totenkopf's plot, Polly and Joe realize that stopping him from carrying out his grand plan of creating his version of a Utopian society may not be as easy as killing him.
The world will tremble this September!
Also Known As:
The World of Tomorrow
Title: Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
Release Date: September 14, 2004
Runtime: 106 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Tibetan, German
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Sound: DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language.
Gwyneth Paltrow ...Polly Perkins
Jude Law ...Sky Captain
Giovanni Ribisi ...Dex
Michael Gambon ...Editor Paley
Ling Bai ...Mysterious Woman
Omid Djalili ...Kaji
Laurence Olivier ...Dr. Totenkopf (archive footage) (as Sir Laurence...
Angelina Jolie ...Franky
Trevor Baxter ...Dr. Jennings
Julian Curry ...Dr. Vargas
Peter Law ...Dr. Kessler
Jon Rumney ...German Scientist
Khan Bonfils ...Creepy
Samta Gyatso ...Scary
Louis Hilyer ...Executive Officer
Mark Wells ...Communications Engineer
James Cash ...Uniformed Officer
Tenzin Bhagen ...Kalacakra Priest
Thupten Tsondru ...Dying Old Man
Matthew Grant ...Crewman #1
Steve Morphew ...Crewman #2
Nancy Crane ...Receptionist
Stuart Milligan ...Police Sergeant
Paul Canter ...Police Officer
Demetri Goritsas ...Radio Operator
William Hope ...American Broadcaster
Jonathan Keeble ...British Broadcaster
Stephane Cornicard ...French Broadcaster (as Stephan Cornicard)
Stephen Ballantyne ...German Broadcaster
Victor Sobchak ...Russian Broadcaster
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"Over the Rainbow"
More Movie Taglines:
- The world will tremble this September!
- Join the Resistance
- The world will tremble.
- Who will save us?
- Without Warning. Without Mercy.
- The Battle for Tomorrow is About to Begin...
- Polly Perkins: [after Joe wouldn't let her go back to get her case of film that was in cave that was about to explode] You should've let me go back for my film. Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You're right, I should've.
[after Dex unplugs the Telsa coils that previously electrocuted Dr. Kessler] Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Is it safe? Dex Dearborn: Well, there's only one way to find out. [Sky Captain and Polly cross the threshold together and are relieved to be unharmed] Dex Dearborn: I meant throw something.
Dex Dearborn: I thought you said this thing was big? Can I have it? Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You find out where it came from and I'll buy you one for Christmas.
Polly Perkins: It's been three years, Joe. You're not still mad at me, are you? Can't even remember what we were fighting about. Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You sabotaged my plane. Polly Perkins: Right. Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: I spent six months in a Manchurian slave camp because of you. They were gonna cut off my fingers. Polly Perkins: Joe, for the last time, I didn't sabotage your damn airplane!
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Come in, Dex. Dex Dearborn: Look, whatever you do, don't shoot! Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Er... OK! Dex Dearborn: You shot it, didn't you? Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Yes.
- The entire movie was shot against blue screen, with everything except the main characters computer generated. This was one of several movies to take that approach (although which was first is debatable), including: Immortel (ad vitam) (2004), Casshern (2004), and Sin City (2005), the last of which shot on High-Definition digital cameras, like this movie. Because of the film being totally shot against blue screen rather than via orthodox locations and sets, filming was completed in just 29 days. Normally with sets and locations, filming could have taken the best part of a year to finish.
To increase flexibility with the film's editing process, Kerry Conran shot each of the dozens of extras (who weren't physically interacting with the main characters) individually on the blue screen, so that he could manipulate them in the final shot to his own liking without having to re-shoot the entire scene.
After seeing the first 6 minutes of the original short upon which this movie is based, Gwyneth Paltrow agreed to sign on at an indie wage without a script.
Angelina Jolie's part only took three days to shoot.
The film used a unique combination of Adobe After Effects Plug-ins applied to achieve the film's unique look. No new technology was created to achieve the stylized look of the film.
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