This our whirligig
interpretation of that scene.
a custom order for one of our collectors who is a diehard Hitchcock
movie is "North By Northwest". His favorite scene in
that movie is of course the bi-plane chasing after Cary Grant.
blue propeller blades located on top spin with a gentle breeze.
This creates a rotation around the center cornfield. The bi-plane
has a spinning propeller
is aptly named "Captain Rob", for his inspiration on
in a leather jacket and helmet with goggles and a white scarf.
matched the plane's tail number!
We of course
had to have a dashing dark haired, brown eyed Cary Grant figure
in a suit of gray. This guy, as in the movie, is full of action.
set upright on a swinging balance lever so that he "walks"
back and forth with just a little effort from the wind. He's
mounted on brass rod.
the little trip lever at his left foot.
plane flies overhead it hits a small black rubber cork which
knocks down Cary, face forward. The trip lever prevents him from
spinning around the road so it appears as though he has fallen.
art is all in the details.
the highway marker, #4, is the same highway as in the movie.
is brought back to his upright position, after the plane has
flown over, by this balance lever using brass rods and weights.
to add our little tribute to Hitchcock right here in a prominent
authenticity we included a cornfield which is painted against
a blue sky in the center.
This is truly an original
work of art for any garden!
We have a blacktop highway
complete with white center line striping. At the ends of the
highway are wind vane directional symbols, a red point on one
side and a red tail on the other. The highway intersects with
a dirt road.
We wanted to include the
movie title in this piece. We chose to do so by adding the "N"
onto the highway and "NW onto the dirt road.
Thus creating and completing
"North by Northwest".
A custom copper post is
included for easy installation. We suggest mounting this post
Whirlies Gallery page for specific information on the top quality
materials used and general information. This model requires a
special mounting post which is included in the pricing.
without post: 33" tall x 46" circumference.
and handling, some assembly required.