Attack-The-Block

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10 Of The Most Entertaining Films of The Half-Decade

Inception (2010) - dir. Christopher Nolan
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) - dir. Edgar Wright
The Raid (2011) - dir. Gareth Evans
The Guard (2011) - dir. John Michael McDonagh
Attack the Block (2011) - dir. Joe Cornish
The Great Gatsby (2013) - dir. Baz Luhrmann
The Guest (2014) - dir. Adam Wingard
Interstellar (2014) - dir. Christopher Nolan
Whiplash (2014) - dir. Damien Chazelle
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - dir. George Miller

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NEW DOLL! http://missmonster.myshopify.com/

So i finally got around to seeing Attack the Block and it’s my new favorite monster movie. Of course i had to make one of the alien dolls for myself but i also wanted to make one available for folks to buy!

 This doll has light up battery powered teeth and hinged jaws. The light battery pack is hidden inside the back, batteries can be changed easily. Urethane teeth and claws with a soft stuffed faux fur body, non articulated arms and legs. The torso does have an armature.

This doll sits at 15" tall.

As with all of my original dolls, this piece will come with a signed and dated etched wooden tag marking it as one of my one of a kind critters.

This is a piece of artwork intended for adult collectors. It can be played with and cuddled a little but please treat it with care to prevent scuffs. Clean any cast parts with a slightly damp cloth, do not use solvents. Fur can be combed and styled if desired.

 

I do not take on commissioned work.

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The film-makers only used CG effects when absolutely necessary, and to enhance practical effects for the creatures rather than replace them completely. Even the smaller female alien that appears before the credits was a petite woman in a creature suit. A puppet-type head was used for some of the attack shots wherein Moses is suddenly bitten. The creature’s head was a carefully constructed mask that had no eyes, and even the glowing mouthful of large, carnivorous teeth were achieved by animatronics (including twelve “servos”) rather than added in post. The film-makers admit that it did help save money, but also had an unexpected benefit. The actors, rather than reacting to something that wasn’t there, admitted that they were genuinely and unexpectedly frightened by the look and movements of creatures actually present (especially during chase sequences when a creature/creatures would pursue them at full speed). Nearly every actor said they felt especially intimidated– many surprisingly so– by the physical presence in a way they would not have if the creatures had been added digitally later. The same went for the majority of the settings; the director said it added authenticity and atmosphere to shoot on a set rather in front of a green screen. [SOURCE]