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March 9, 2012 / Chersti Nieveen

Weird hair in science fiction movies

So as part of March Movie Madness, I just want to share a few pictures with you…

So what’s with all the bad hairdos in science fiction films?

Fortunately, there are a few that got it right. Star Wars is the perfect example, giving us beautiful, yet different, hairstyles.

I love what George Lucas on Star Wars said: “The most difficult part is to not go too far. To go strange enough. That’s the biggest trap people fall into in these kinds of movies is they go too far. ” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7UjyAVQivc

So what do you think? What sci-fi movies have blown your mind when it comes to styling? And what ones do you think have done it right?

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4 Comments

  1. Kelly B / Mar 9 2012 10:41 am

    I love those pics, Chersti. I watched parts of Dune last month, and had some similar questions. Like, how many facial pustules are too many?

    People have been wearing their hair in different styles for millenia- the Egyptians shaved their heads and wore special wigs, different ones for different occasions. (Sorry, researching Egypt, still:) Some cultures really get into that stuff, and it’s good world building. (ie- Hunger Games- the capital people.)

    I think the issue in some movies is that sometimes one particular thing gets really vamped up, and the rest of the culture is stagnant.

    An example of a show that worked for me is Firefly- the Asian influence was consistent and not just a single blast of culture.

  2. Leisha Maw / Mar 9 2012 10:52 am

    I know, right? I’ve always laughed at the hair styles in a lot of sci-fi movies. That and the clothing. 🙂

  3. Flo Bertsch / Mar 10 2012 6:17 am

    I hate to admit I watched Buck Rogers at the movies. Now that I look back it was ridiculous in styling/costume. There is no doubt Star-Wars hit the mark. Princess Leia and Padme Amidala styling/costumes were beautiful.

  4. Peggy Eddleman / Mar 10 2012 12:03 pm

    Yes, some of those definitely went too far! I think it takes a lot of restraint to know exactly where that line is of futuristic / just plain bad. 🙂

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