- 8.5in x 11in / 21.6 x 28cm
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- In preparation for his demanding role in 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story', Jason Scott Lee trained with one of Bruce Lee's former students, Jerry Poteet. Recalling this experience for his interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jason remembers: “One of the things my shifu Jerry used to say is, ‘You’ll find as you go on and as you try to convey this art, you’ll find that simplicity is one of the hardest things to convey,”
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - Production Concept Art 4 (3 Storyboards)
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A trio of original concept art designs / storyboards from the production of the beloved biopic, 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story' (Universal Pictures, 1993), starring Jason Scott Lee and Lauren Holly and directed by ace-helmer, Rob Cohen ('The Fast and The Furious', 'Dragonheart').
Hand-painted by famed production artist, Nikita Katz (Batman Returns and Predator), these three beautifully articulated storyboards depict the character of Bruce Lee gathering on set with his production colleagues for a re-creation of the filming of Lee's magnum opus, 'Enter the Dragon'. Each of the storyboards have been rendered in mixed media (wonderfully detailed matt drawings on vellum or translucent stock mounted on 8 x 11" bond paper) and include production-notes outlining the intended shot-sequences, as follows: "BL YUP + Howdies with crew, extras, most of whom wear a potpourri (sic) of plastic covers against the leaks...", "BL + the director, etc..." and "Over BL's shoulder: Exterior construction of the mirror set...". The first storyboard is identified by the number '6' in the top right corner, the second by the number '7' in the same position and the third by the number '8'. All storyboards include the original punch holes from the art-department compilation-deck.
The conceptual sequence depicted in this trio of storyboards was not actually included in the final film. Instead, the finished sequence is introduced with a short montage of shots establishing the exterior of the Hong Kong film studios during a typhoon, along with the caption '32nd Day of Shooting - Enter the Dragon'. This is followed by a cut to Jason Scott Lee re-creating Bruce Lee's cat-like movements during the iconic 'Hall of Mirrors' sequence. Consequently, this beautiful storyboard collection provides a fascinating insight into the unseen development phase of this very popular film.
These stunning examples of original production-artwork by one of the industry's most respected and prolific storyboard artists would make a wonderful addition to any collection celebrating Bruce Lee, the world of iconic pop-culture cinema or the celebrated career of Nikita Katz (1940-2010).
The storyboards remain in very good 'production-used' condition, with only minor handling-wear, and are perfect for framing...