The beginning of a classic

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The beginning of a classic

Post by firebeams on Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:48 pm

http://chrisbaer.net/mp/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/100000bc.jpg

I like this screenshot for so many reasons - it represents the first glimpse of the Doctor's TARDIS travelling through space and time... This was the first shot EVER recorded for Doctor Who, at Ealing film studios, a few days prior to the first recording block in November 1963. It has a real quality of magic, and atmosphere, with an ominous shadow looming over it. It represents the first ever cliffhanger as well. All in all - an iconic image of an iconic TV series. Brilliant stuff.

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who'd have thought it, firebeams

Post by claudia on Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:09 pm

of course this would be your image. so much personal love involve in your choice.

this is a good example to begin thinking about the 'limits of interpretation' (Eco, 1994). there's so many levels of possible readings of this image.

i wonder who wouldn't read the telephone box as 'the tardis'? its reach as a cultural reference is extensive. though not as extensive as living in britain one would have it be. plus people will respond in different ways to 'the tardis'.

but who'd have known the history and context of the still itself?

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