Strelnikov's Manhood . Forced perspective train and winter landscape. . My take on a scene, in the Urals, from the movie Doctor Zhivago.
The idea for this came after viewing Nannan's Armageddon.
I exaggerated and rearranged the red coloring, relative to the movie, to accentuate the phallic imagery. I do not know that David Lean had any such intent, but are there many compelling subjects that cannot be well, or even optimally, treated with a prominent phallus? (Wipe the grin Phipson, this is serious commentary about aesthetics. You'll get your chance on the Brazillian Lego Fetish Group.)
This is the scene in which the ill fated, dilettante revolutionary, Pasha Antipov (now People's Commander Strelnikov, and husband of Zhivago's future mistress) explains to Zhivago that if he needs a village burned, to make a political point about collaboration with the Whites, his manhood allows him to be unconcerned with which particular village is burned. Needless to say, the Whites did the same thing. This is a classic, light hearted, romantic, intimate, chick flick. Recommended for all your significant other's Russian Civil War cravings (or Omar Sharif, whatever floats her boat).
I believe Nick Barrett can be engaged to provide the Technic wizardry to make the back of the train enlarge as the train is pulled forward on the track, thus maintaining a constant perspective as the train moves. In fairness to Nick, I should admit beforehand that the wheels are not Lego. Needing gradually smaller wheels toward the back, I whittled them out of hickory. ;^}
Highlighting the forced perspective effect, note that while it is long and imposing
in the imagination, it is short and stubby in reality.
Seriously: I am aware that part of my window is visible on the front of the train.
After 2 days of pics, this is by far the best I got. Thanks to Hans and Leda for getting me this far. While I enjoy building, the photography is strictly a chore for me.