Sunday, 12 December 2010

My science fiction movie competition! [solved]

No prizes, but can anyone figure what science fiction film this photo refers to?

The photo is carefully arranged to specifically reference one particular film.

Oh, and it's not an obscure one, not some weird B-movie.


Richard Freeman said...

Is it the apes around the monolith in 2001 a Space Oddessy?

Graham Inglis said...

Nope. Interesting suggestion, though!

Graham Inglis said...

Twenty-four hours on, and nobody's got it yet.

John Carpenter's "The Thing".

The Norwegian helicopter that crashed at the Antarctic base at the start of the film was "loaded with kerosine - I count 15 cans," to quote the relevant line of dialog.

Hence, my pic directly referenced the cargo: count the canisters. Oh, and it helps if you know kerosine is a.k.a. paraffin. And the geometric shape? Well, that was just my artistic red herring! Sorry!

Over on the Hawkwind forum, there were 6 or 7 suggestions but nobody there got it either.