Further to Scoop's interesting Quatermass reboot post and continuing my regular dose of Hammer Horrors I caught the original and unlikely to be bettered Quatermass and the Pit movie on You Tube.
Rather than a serious dissection of this Sci-Fi sixties classic [there's enough dissection in the film itself!] I will simply point out a couple of props that caught my eye.
First up was a coffee cup! When Professor Quatermass visits Dr. Roney's lab Roney pours coffee for him into a brown striped mug. There's also a similar striped milk jug. You can see this crockery in the screenshot below bottom left.
I had to look twice! I have that very set languishing in my loft!
The second prop is more of a mystery.
When Quatermass visit's Roney's lab later in the film, when the Locust Martians are being examined, Roney flicks through a large book to find a famous picture of a horned devil.
I have the picture in a couple of books of my own from the Sixties. Its a cave painting called The Sorcerer.
The book Roney finds it in is one I haven't got and one I can't identify.
Its pictured below in an awful screenshot but its the only one I could create from the French version of the film on the Daily Motion website.
Held in Roney's hands, it appears to have a red front cover featuring a face or an object.
Eagle-eyed reader Steve P has cracked the mystery of Roney's book! Steve says its the Larousse Encyclopeadia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art and I reckon its bang on! Cheers Steve!