Kerry Conran

Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for creating and directing the 2004 pulp science fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.wikipedia
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for creating and directing the 2004 pulp science fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut, and produced by Jon Avnet, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Marsha Oglesby.

The Mechanical Monsters

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He modeled the tone and visuals of the short on the cinematography in The Third Man, and based the look of the robots featured in the short on those in the Superman cartoon The Mechanical Monsters.
The Mechanical Monsters is referenced in works such as Hayao Miyazaki's animated film Castle in the Sky and the more modern short World of Tomorrow (2004) by director Kerry Conran, and his 2004 film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004, also released by Paramount), based on the short film, in both cases, in which an army of robots attack New York City.

John Carter (film)

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Afterwards, Conran was slated to direct John Carter of Mars, an adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel A Princess of Mars, but left the project for unknown reasons.
In 2004, unable to employ a non-DGA filmmaker, Paramount assigned Kerry Conran to direct and Ehren Kruger to rewrite the John Carter script.

Film director

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Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for creating and directing the 2004 pulp science fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

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Kerry Scott Conran (born November 6, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for creating and directing the 2004 pulp science fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Film

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Serial film

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

King Kong (1933 film)

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Lost Horizon (1937 film)

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Metropolis (1927 film)

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Flash Gordon (serial)

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Local community

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

Television channel

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He grew up watching such classic adventure movies and serials as King Kong, Lost Horizon, Metropolis, and Flash Gordon on a local television channel.

John Joseph Adams

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He explained in an interview with John Joseph Adams that the adventure films of the 1930s era were not limited by what was practical, but only by the imaginations of the creators.

California Institute of the Arts

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He was educated at the California Institute of the Arts.

Live action

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Although he was enrolled in a live-action course, he became enamored with the abilities of those in animation courses to create whatever was in their imagination.

Course (education)

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Although he was enrolled in a live-action course, he became enamored with the abilities of those in animation courses to create whatever was in their imagination.

Animation

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Although he was enrolled in a live-action course, he became enamored with the abilities of those in animation courses to create whatever was in their imagination.

Imagination

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Although he was enrolled in a live-action course, he became enamored with the abilities of those in animation courses to create whatever was in their imagination.

Scientific law

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He realized that they were not bound by such things as practicality or the rules of physics, but only by their imaginations.

Teaser campaign

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He eventually decided to make only a six-minute teaser instead, as it would take him several decades to create the backgrounds for a full-length feature.

Chroma key

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He set up a blue-screen in his apartment, and some of his friends acted in the roles.

Apartment

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He set up a blue-screen in his apartment, and some of his friends acted in the roles.

Friendship

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He set up a blue-screen in his apartment, and some of his friends acted in the roles.

Short film

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He created the backgrounds for the black and white short over the course of four years with his Mac computer.