Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Iconic Liberty

Everyone has no doubt seen the image of the Statue of Liberty in the ads for the new horror movie Cloverfield

Well, Lady Liberty has been used an iconic image in science fiction for many years.

Blogger Gerry Canavan has a fascinating collection, including this one from a 1985 book cover that is "eerie-in-retrospect"...



I had no idea there were so many.

[The BLOG note: photo illustrated by Thomas Kidd.]

8 Comments:

At January 22, 2008 4:21 PM, Blogger cube said...

What? Are apocalyptic pictures featuring the Statue of Liberty not popular?

*cricket sounds*

*cricket sounds*

 
At January 22, 2008 11:09 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

good find Cube...who doesnt love Lady Liberty ~!

 
At January 23, 2008 8:04 AM, Blogger cube said...

She is a beloved symbol. I know I was shocked the first time I saw Planet of the Apes. I was living in Manhattan at the time & I found the image of the statue half-buried in the sand very disturbing.

BTW does anyone else see something that looks like fire on the top of one of the World Towers?

 
At January 23, 2008 10:21 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

That's the sun reflecting on the WTC, I think... But it DOES look like they're building a shield.

 
At January 23, 2008 10:34 AM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: Sadly, a shield too late.

 
At January 23, 2008 4:05 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: I just took a magnifying glass to the WTC, and I think there's smoke above the yellow flash.

 
At January 23, 2008 4:22 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I think you're right. I found this, but it doesn't really give any details about the cover pic.

 
At January 23, 2008 5:00 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: I did some research too. Maybe we'll know soon.

 

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