02-17-2010, 09:03 AM
I'm wondering if this has been brought up before and I missed it.
If you look at these two pics of the statue you can see that the legs are really different.
In the first Pic The legs of the statue seem to be very close together. Then in the second pic you can see there's much more of a seperation, like the right leg is taking a step forward.
Here is a pic of the model for the statue, Now it looks like the left foot is taking a step forward.
Maybe the 2 nd pic is a mirror image of the model they used.
I don't know if it means anything, probably just a continuity error. Just thought it was odd.
02-17-2010, 11:19 PM
Nice job noticing that.
But it's kinda hard to say for sure if it's a continuity error. We are comparing a mock up statue to a polished final product. During post production they could have decided to make some changes.
I really like that website that you linked BTW. Awesome stuff.
02-18-2010, 03:20 AM
If you scroll up on the first link , you will see the final pics that were shown in 2 different episodes, the Stance of the statue is different in both. In the 1st pic the legs are together, in the 2nd It looks like it's taking a step forward?
But it probably is just a continuity error. I'm just suprised, I haven't heard anyone talk about it, there was soooo much scrutiny about that statue.
Yeah, it is a pretty cool website.
02-18-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the visual time line.
My comment does not address the foot placement of the submerged statue remains; but rather the presumption of time of that shot sequence, with the shark swimming by.
While it appears quite logical that the Island suffered submersion after the Incident, I suggest that the Island was in that condition long, long before the Incident.
My primary time selection would be 1883, with Krakatoa-caused tsunamis churning up, in sequences, through the Sunda and Banda Seas, around the east coast of New Guinea and up into the Solomon Islands. This would account for a Black Rock being deposited well inland, and upland, on an Island.
I realize that there are debates over "canon" on the final Black Rock sailing, putting it in the 1840s, with a manifest discovered in the 1850s. However, a successful trading company [or a rogue company] could have named another ship by the same name, either in honor of or as a wishful talisman for equal good fortune in trading.
The entire Island need not have gone under, perhaps only several acres, which would have included the portion with the statue. Then the ship could have washed up inland, and fully above ground from the start.
Then too, the Island could have been submerged long before that and resurrected by some tectonic traumatic event.