Esquire put out a great interview yesterday with Roger Christian the set decorator behind the OT. It was so good I thought it deserved it's own thread. Here's a quick excerpt:
ESQ: How did you come up with the initial idea to use scrap metal?
RC: I told George gingerly one day, "I cannot afford to dress these sets, I can't get anything made in the studio," but my idea was to make it like a submarine interior. And if I bought airplane scrap and broke it down, I could stick it in the sets in specific ways — because there's an order to doing it, it's not just random. And that's the art of it. I understood how to do that — engineering and all that stuff. So George said, "Yes, go do it." And airplane scrap at that time, nobody wanted it. There were junkyards full of it, because they sold it by weight. I could buy almost an entire plane for 50 pounds.
Click here to read the entire interview.
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