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PostSubject: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Wed 3 Sep - 21:09

I found that interesting discussion about this topic on the Frazetta & Fantasy Art Forum :

http://jandjcyberauctions.com/frazettaforum/viewtopic.php?t=711&sid=e7b1e10272ee7e1fdd06b0deaf70d206

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When the first movie got the green light (from producer Dino de Laurentiis and director John Milius), Frank was offered the job of production designer--which he turned down. They also offered him the commission to do the movie poster, which he also declined. By that time, Frazetta didn't want to do film work (unless it was his film), wasn't interested in doing Conan art (since he had taken a lot of BS from the people controlling the character), and didn't want to work for De Laurentiis after several previous experiences with King Kong and Orca. He did license "The Barbarian" for use as an overseas "teaser" poster for Conan the Barbarian, but that was it. Those turn up on ebay every so often. (Bill Stout and Ron Cobb were production designers for the movie.)

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The problem was that De Laurentiis wooed Frank, then turned a deaf ear to his ideas. Ace was Frank's client, so he was happy to do the Kong covers for them, but Dino wanted to tell him precisely what to do for a movie poster...and Frank simply didn't work that way. When the same thing started to happen with ORCA, Fritz walked and never looked back. ("Do whatever you want, Frank...except for this. Or that. Or that. Or...hey, where are you going?!?")

Apparently, the one to blame is Dino again. When in doubt, just blame Dino ! Mr. Green
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Wed 3 Sep - 23:39

Everything I have ever heard or read about Dino indicates that he is first and foremost a business man. Every project he has had a hand in has been geared to the widest demographic and his interests in a project probably never exceeded his will to exploit material solely to make as much money as possible. Granted, he achieved what he set out to do. Aside from that, I consider many of his projects (no matter how flawed or mutated from original source material) to be fantastic films...Conan the Barbarian is my all-time favorite of course.


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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 0:50

It really depends on the source. Others stated that Frazetta wanted a fortune for a small amount of work. Dont forget, they all have big wallets and egos.

Am a bit surprised neither Cobb or Stout were interviewed for "Painting with Fire", since they were huge fans, especially Stout. Does anybody happen to know how to get the trailer's soundtrack? It had a good theme.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 7:51

If I recall Stout appears in Painting with Fire.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 10:18

Yeah, Stout was in that documentary.
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 10:24

foufou A pity that you can not become a member there when you have Hotmail ...
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 10:32

conan_collector wrote:
foufou A pity that you can not become a member there when you have Hotmail ...

??? What do you mean ???
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 19:05

Chrysagon wrote:
conan_collector wrote:
foufou A pity that you can not become a member there when you have Hotmail ...

??? What do you mean ???

Laughing When I try to sign me, I get up a sign that my email is banned, I have tried with different mail account but it is the same thing all the time ..

On Frazetta board, not on this....
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PostSubject: Re: Why Frazetta didn't work on Conan   Thu 4 Sep - 19:56

Chrysagon wrote:
If I recall Stout appears in Painting with Fire.

Ah, did he?! I must've forgotten, but its been over 2 years since I had last viewed it.
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