media archaeology – Laurence Olivier recycled

Laurence Olivier has been resurrected for a film role.


A new movie – Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – uses old footage of Olivier, with dubbed voice, as the villainous leader of killer robots threatening civilization.

The style, judging from the trailer, is wonderfully retro and noir – looks very reminiscent of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

Sky Captain

Sky Captain

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