Thursday, 29 May 2014
PENCIL UNIVERSE! 'STAR WARS' STORYBOARDS: DAY FOUR - "BUT YOU ARE NOT A JEDI YET!"
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 Four celebrates the work of Ivor Beddoes. A respected and highly experienced talent in the world of British art direction, Beddoes had worked on the original STAR WARS with George Lucas during its pre-production and production stages at Elstree during late 1975 and early 1976 (mostly on key action scenes), and was soon a vital part of director Irvin Kershner's thought processes in developing the fast paced, overall grimmer atmosphere for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Especially superb in drafting physically challenging and athletic sequences, his detailed notes accompanying, well-thought out work on the now legendary lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, deep within the claustrophobic and sweaty bowels of the floating Bespin mining colony, would surely be one of his career highlights.
Get hold of STAR WARS STORYBOARDS: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY here: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy: Amazon.co.uk: J.W. Rinzler: Books