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Flaming Turd
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PostSubject: Camouflage war paint   Fri 21 Sep - 0:35

Hi

One day, a very long time ago, I read somewhere that the war paint camouflage design that the trio uses when they are going to rescue the lsd princess was inspired in some real "can'trememberwhat" design.

The article said that Millius and Cobb (I guess) where both huge maquette fans, and they used the painting of an old model of tank or war plane, maybe from WWII, which had that same black and white camouflage paint.

Does anybody know, which model of whatever it could be?
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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Fri 21 Sep - 0:59

I know that Gerry Lopez briefly talks about this subject in the "Conan Unchained" documentary on the CE DVD, but I don't remember him being very specific - other than Milius probably got the camouflage idea from painting war planes maquettes (a passion both he and Lopez apparently shared)...

Another mention is made in one of the old Cinefantastique articles, I think, where Cobb explains that the body painting on Conan and his friends was originally "green and brown patterns" (I guess very much like the original maquettes painting?) but then Milius thought it looked too modern and designed/opted for the final KISS-like version we all know...

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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Mon 29 Oct - 16:48

Clearly that scene, even in its dreamlike quality owes much to Willard's emerging from the water with a camouflaged face in Apocalypse,another Milius script.
This scene has it all,it's the epitome of all things barbarian:Frazetta pillar,chained nude beauty,an orgy,beastmen,snakes,caverns,oiled up nude bodies,cut up bodies,a panther,fire and smoke,lurid colors and a cauldron.And some truly inspired mythic and sinister and ponderous queues/chorals by Basil.
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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Mon 29 Oct - 18:40

Yeah, it is a wonderful scene. It would have been even better of they actually kept that leopard in there fighting Brak,haha. I also cant help but wonder if some of that inspiration came from, I think it was Diodorus Siculus's accout that , Leonidas and a handfull of his best men led a valiant commando-style night attack on the Persian camp and even came close to killing Xerxes himself in the royal tent.
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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Mon 29 Oct - 18:56

The escape scene was also heavily simplified in the movie (for budgetary reasons, I guess?). The version featured in Milius' 2nd draft is way better!

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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Mon 29 Oct - 19:31

Yeah probably, for much the same reason the lion scene was altered and cut out. The 3rd Draft is nearly completely identical there, except the name Rexor was inserted, replacing the name Brak.
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PostSubject: Re: Camouflage war paint   Tue 9 Dec - 2:47

http://cmulrooney.tripod.com/milius.html

That page say the reference for the warpaint was the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky as "the faun":



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaslav_Nijinsky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afternoon_of_a_Faun_(Nijinsky)
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