Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fight Flags from Popeye Movie 1980

Racing Track Pennants from Popeye movie 1980

Bluto Pirate Flag from Popeye 1980

Bluto's flag is swallowtail flag with a red field.  It has jolly roger with a bearded skull.

Sweethaven Flag from Popeye Movie 1980

 The flag of Sweethaven is similar to the United States but with Kiribati twist.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Money Symbol flag from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Club Heart Band Movie 1978

  In the 1978 the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Club Heart Band film was released starring The Bee Gees. It was made in the cosmic wake created by Star Wars mashing up with the spirit of the 1970s with the Beatles.  It was funky a film to say the least.

Several flags appear in the movie but the most original appears during Aerosmith's rendition of Come Together.  The flag is a dollar sign in circle on a background of money green.

The money flag represents greed on a harmful selfish level.  The choice of greed versus love and joy is a theme debated in the film.

There is a fine line between joyful abundance and self serving greed.  Certainly it is possible to become rich without being mean, cruel, wicked, or heartless.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flag from the movie Divergent 2014

 In the movie Divergent 2014 several unique flags appear.  Since the movie takes place in the future these are not normal flags, but are made of a type of luminescent fabric that makes them glow.  The film is based upon the Divergent Trilogy. 

These flags appear during the capture the flag tournament.  One team is out to capture the neon lime green flag while the other is out to capture the neon orange flag.

Here the team captain is holding the orange team's flag.  You can see the flag crumpled up in his right hand. In the above picture you can see the green team's flag being waved.  

Here is a close up of the orange team's flag. Certainly in the future, flags will be of this nature will be made.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

Flags in Daria - that 90s show on MTV

 Beavis and Butthead were so successful that they able to generate spin offs.  Spin offs are an old sit com practice that happens every so often with smash hit shows. 

In this case, a snack bar character from Beavis and Butthead's universe got her own television series - Daria.  Daria was a non-conformist high school misfit with a superior intellect, yet glazed with a punk rock theme.  Daria was the 90s version of Molly Ringwald with pent up teenage angst.  The other Beavis and Butthead spinoff television show was from the opposite political pole - King of the Hill.  In the introductory sequence we see Daria with her family and her sister and father are waving a yellow pennants. 

Later in the pilot episode, Daria's family visits a UFO convention.  Of vexillological note is a "Welcome Lawndale" banner hanging above the centerpiece fake green alien.  Also along the right side of the wall are what look like two Star Trek flags.  One is purple with a yellow Star Trek symbol while the other is yellow and it is harder to make out its emblem.