1981 RON COBB \'COLORVISION\' 1ST PTG FINE COPY STAR WARS, ALIEN, CONAN, ARTIST For Sale
1981 RON COBB \'COLORVISION\' 1ST PTG FINE COPY STAR WARS, ALIEN, CONAN, ARTIST:
[RON COBB, FILM ARTISTS, SCI FI ILLUSTRATION]
COBB, Ron (Author / Illustrator)
Glebe, Australia & Los Angeles. Wild & Woolley. 1981. Square Quarto (11.5 x 11.5 in) 81 pp.First Printing (stated). Original pictorial semi-gloss softcover as issued. Fine condition. \'New\' old back stock. Minor age / storage discoloration on rear cover. Never read.
An important mongraph of a truly remarkable mind and talent who touched just about every important sci-fi, fantasy and adventure film of the 1980\'s.
Cobb (who sadly, passed recently) had a virtually unparalelled career for an illustrator and conceptual artist in the 20th century. An excerpt from his Wiki page leaves one wondering how one person could have worked on virtually EVERY great blockbuster of the 1980\'s....
\'....Cobb returned tocinema work when he worked with Dan O\'Bannon to design the eponymous spaceshipfor the 1973 cult film, Dark Star (he drew the original design for the exteriorof the DarkStar spaceship on a Pancake House napkin).
Aftercontributing designs for Alejandro Jodorowsky\'s uncompleted film adaption of Frank Herbert\'s novel Dune, Cobb was engaged by Lucasfilm toproduce conceptual artwork for the space fantasy film Star Wars (1977). Workingalongside artists John Mollo and Ralph McQuarrie, he created the designs fora number of exotic alien creatures for the Mos Eisley cantina scene.
In 1981, Colorvision, a large-format, full-colour monographappeared, including much of his design work for the films Star Wars (1977), Alien(1979), and Conan the Barbarian (1982), the first feature for which he received the credit of ProductionDesigner. Cobb has also contributed production design to the films The Last Starfighter (1984), Leviathan(1989), TotalRecall (1990) (andalso appeared in the film in a brief cameo), True Lies(1994), The SixthDay (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001),Southland Tales (2006), and the Australian feature Garbo, which he directed.
Cobb contributedthe initial story for Night Skies,an earlier, darker version of E.T.Steven Spielberg offered him the opportunity to direct this scarier sequel toClose Encounters of the Third Kind until problems arose over special effectsthat required a major rewrite. While Cobb was in Spain working on Conan theBarbarian, Spielberg supervised the rewrite into the more personal E.T. andended up directing it himself. Cobb later received some net profitparticipation.In 1985 Cobb received creditas \"DeLorean Time Travel Consultant\" for the film Back to the Future....\'
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