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Water for Tea (2003)

Video  |   |  Short  |  7 August 2003 (USA)
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Water for Tea is a movie about a high-tech, high-profile mission called GPM. But the movie seeks to grab viewers' attention through images of teacups and teapots. What's going on here? ... See full summary »

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Water for Tea is a movie about a high-tech, high-profile mission called GPM. But the movie seeks to grab viewers' attention through images of teacups and teapots. What's going on here? Recognizing the challenge of translating the often arcane, techno-jargon of advanced space-based research to people who may be unfamiliar with that rarefied language, the production team set about devising a world of their own. They needed a way to implicitly relate the political and scientific importance of NASA's GPM mission without having to delve into its nuts and bolts. The environment they created for the movie established the rules right away. Teacups and a teapot stand in for satellites that will comprise the GPM fleet, as well as for features of the Earth's fresh-water environment. They sit on an ethereal table in a quiet, meditative space. It's a visual motif designed to create a relationship between the immense scale of a space-based satellite fleet and individuals on the ground. Thematically... Written by Michael Starobin

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When he arrived in London to record a voice over with Patrick Stewart, director Michael Starobin went to a West End theater where Patrick Stewart was performing in the play "The Master Builder". When he introduced himself to the theater manager as a "representative from NASA, the U.S. space agency" looking to speak with Mr. Stewart (famed for his role as Star Trek's Captain Picard), the manager presumed him to be a clever but tenacious fan, politely but firmly told him to take his business elsewhere, and sent him away. (Naturally, Starobin ultimately connected with Stewart and completed the recording session.) See more »

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