Thursday, 26 May 2016
CLASSIC ART: PRACTITIONER OF EVIL...
Smelling of "linen and lavender", rather than the "foul stench" of evil, was how Carrie Fisher affectionately remembered and described the kind and gentle acting legend Peter Cushing back during May 1976, when she enjoyably worked with the screen icon during Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin's memorable confrontation within the Death Star battle station. One of Britain's finest cinematic exports in the realms of horror and sci-fi, Cushing was a formidable and bankable star name presence as Tarkin in the original STAR WARS, alongside Sir Alec Guinness' heroic older Jedi in Obi-Wan Kenobi- both wonderful in roles completely at the other end of the spectrum.
Mike Mitchell has perfectly captured that presence of evil and cruelty that is Tarkin, and his defining portrayal by Cushing, in the excellent art above, now available here: STAR WARS: Grand Moff Tarkin & Bossk by Mike Mitchell Now Available! – Mondo
STAR WARS AFICIONADO remembers Peter Cushing on his Birthday today!