Tuesday, 27 May 2014
PENCIL UNIVERSE! 'STAR WARS' STORYBOARDS: DAY TWO - "JUST LIKE BEGGAR'S CANYON BACK HOME!'
In eager anticipation of the UK release of the lavish new STAR WARS STORYBOARDS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY hardcover by J.W. Rinzler, published by ABRAMS, AFICIONADO presents a six-day tribute to the incredible art works of the diverse visualists whose key contributions helped bring to life the defining three movies of 1977, 1980 and 1983.
Day Two celebrates Joe Johnston: one of the most well-known and respected artists to have worked on the saga, and whom, after the equally distinguished Ralph McQuarrie, put so much of his visual stamp signature into the finished EPISODEs IV to VI. Youthfully innocent of the film business at that time after a stint at Cal State University and some other design company work, Johnston eagerly jumped into the brave new worlds of space fantasy being set up by George Lucas and ILM in August 1975. He and STAR WARS would soon become a match made in heaven, as this terrific early storyboard, showing Luke's flak-hit X-wing fighter speeding down the Death Star trench towards its exhaust port target, ably demonstrates...
Legendary Filmmaker Joe Johnston Reflects on Designing 'Star Wars' and Directing Robin Williams
With thanks to Chris Baker for the image.
Get hold of STAR WARS STORYBOARDS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY here: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy: Amazon.co.uk: J.W. Rinzler: Books