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Patrick Melrose JFK after by Mozchops
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Published: August 8, 2018
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JFK matte painting by Mozchops

Recently I did a number of matte paintings for the sky mini-series Patrick Melrose (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), and this one was the most fun, the departure lounge at JFK circa 1982. A lot of research was necessary to get the right look for the taxi /runway area and the look of the planes, 747's were all the rage in those days, no airbuses then of course, :) . The skyline for distant NY city was different in those days. JFK was also unusual for having a very futuristic spinning-top style terminal called the Worldport, that looks like it was designed by Syd Mead, it has since been demolished as part of the expansion of the airport.

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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Ah, I see some classical Bauhaus furniture 
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
well spotted, (I can't take credit for the interior set dressing)
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For domestic flights in period you'd also get DC-10s, Tristars, Boeing 727 and 737.
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Paws, that was the great thing about researching airlines, there's such a lot of info because there's so many passionate geeks collecting everything, its up there with trainspotters :P
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No problems; that was just a short list of types I was sure were operated out of international hubs such as JFK, LAX, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schipol... in period.
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