Hey there all Ohio, Michigan and Ontario STAR WARS fans!
I went to the Toledo Museum of Art this past Saturday to see the Magic of the Myth exhibit and I have to say it is a "must see" for any true fan. To see what kind of work goes into these production models is truly something to behold. I had a little pocket flashlight and was able to shine it into the cockpits of the T.I.E. Fighters and it is amazing to see the detail in these little buggers! I was also able to check out the interior of Darth Vader's faceplate. Several other fans were appreciative of the whole flashlight thing... it was nice to do a little exploring.
The whole affair did nothing to "ruin" the magic of these films, but allow me to experience the whole movie making process on another level. The meticulous work that has gone into preparing the costumes is incredible. There is so much that seems "changed" on screen. We miss out on so many of the little details and texutres on the pieces. One really develops an appreciation of why the designers chose certain styles and whatnot to acheive the look of the finished product. AMAZING!
Big bonus... Sir Steve, from what I understood, will be appearing there later in the exhibit's run. Wish I lived closer so I could check his appearance out as well.
DON'T MISS THIS!!! If it is scheduled to stop in your area- YOU MUST GO!!!!