Sunday, August 02, 2009

Oedipus Rexy

Plight At The Museum

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


You DO recognise this fella, don't you? If you saw the movie "Night At The Museum" and its sequel, then you would remember the antics of the amazing Tyrannosaurus Rex called Rexy.

If you didn't see either of the movies, Rexy was the giant T-Rex skeleton that came alive at night, slaked its thirst at the water fountain and wanted to play "fetch" with the night guard, played by Ben Stiller's character.

Both these shots were taken on a dark table with glass laid over the polished wood - not just because I wanted a contrasting surface to emphasise the skeletal construction of Rexy, but because (as you'll see in the first image) I also wanted an interesting reflection.

Does this bloke really come alive at night? Just ask me tomorrow morning!


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21 comments:

Jedediah said...

Your post made me giggle. Is that a wind up toy?

mimi said...

looks like a dinasaur toy. happy weekend.

Denise said...

Another wonderful take on Camera Critters, love those photos and I am looking forward to seeing the latest movie. Have a great weekend.

Moannie said...

Well he wouldn't scare me! You are a card.

lakeviewer said...

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Charles Gramlich said...

Since it's small, I guess if it comes to life it won't eat you completely and you'll still be able to post.

Maggie May said...

Wouldn't mind a little tiny one like that coming to life in the night!
You must be having a laugh!

Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit!

The reflection is very interesting. Don't you just love wind up toys?

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Janie said...

Cute! I haven't seen the movie but it sounds like fun.

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, I admit it. I am a huge fan of Night in the Museum, both parts one and deux...and mostly because of Rexy...Rexy with dog like tail wagging and tongue (okay, so you have to envision that part) hanging out as he pants to be played with! Great shot...will tune in tomorrow to see what the verdict on your Rexy is!
Sandi

Brian Miller said...

smiles. these were great movies...my boys ate them up...and it made them want to go to the museum. brilliant.

Snap said...

Too funny!

Zip n Tizzy said...

What a great toy!
My boys really want to see the movie and they love dinosaurs. We're going to have to rent it for them I'm thinking.

NitWit1 said...

If he comes alive tonight I will be lurking somewhere else on Blogland! HA HA.

But a great critter.

Artist Unplugged said...

hahahahaha, both were great movies!

Dirk said...

Very nice done, great result and a very different 'critter' :-)

Brooke said...

Very clever take on the meme. :) I'm hoping he doesn't come alive at night, 'cause he could probably cause a bit of trouble, no?

SandyCarlson said...

Don't wind him up, and you'll be ok! He does have a mischievous grin. I hope you fared well.

Shadow said...

right. it's tomorrow. did he?

Hilary said...

If he does come alive at night, Mrs. Authorblog will likely have a .. umm bone to pick with you!

Misty Dawn said...

I just saw the first movie recently, and I loved it! Now I want to see the sequel ;-) I think I would like to have a pet Rexy hehehehe