23 November 2007

Retro Energy Crisis Fixes

CBC put together a charming slide show of the Energy Crisis, circa 1972.

My favourite is #7, the underground home:

Look closely at the background. It's a map matte painting. I wonder why this concept didn't take off...


Fat Man said...

"Look closely at the background. It's a map painting."

matte painting?

Robert McLeod said...

Yeah I think that's right.

Anonymous said...

I once worked inside a deep bunker.

It took ages to ascend to the staff canteen at lunchtime, so most workers took sandwiches and stayed 'downstairs'.

The large hallway between the various chambers had been converted to a beach, with a sea & palm tree setting painted on the wall.

We had beach chairs, wind-breaks etc .. very nice!