“Not so much costumes as a bit of plumbing and general automobile engineering”

So said John Mollo in his acceptance speech at the Oscars after winning the Academy Award for Costume Design in 1978 for his work on Star Wars.

What reminded me of this marvelous quote was a vehicle I walked past in the parking garage at work. Doesn’t its aggressive-looking front end remind you just a little of a stormtrooper’s helmet in the Star Wars movies?

And speaking of Star Wars stormtroopers, here is one of my all-time fave film moments.

Don’t you wish all exchanges with law enforcement and other authorities could be managed so smoothly? 🙂

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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