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Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Fantasia" (1940) [Series] - Charcoal Concepts (not used)

More postings of Fantasia related items in the Cowan Collection...

I have always enjoyed collecting pieces that never made it to the final movie. Here are two examples.

This was from an "underworld" sequence in the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Marie portion of the film. Strong images and, I think, very dynamic! The use of shadow underscores the darkness of spirit. Some aspects reminded me of the statues on Easter Island.

Charcoal Concepts (click to enlarge)

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From “Fantasia” (1940). From the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria sequence. A set of two framed images. (1) Excellent charcoal concept piece of skeleton's dancing below the earth. Shadow of Chernabog on the wall. Dark feeling. Small, but superior in its detail and design. (2) The images resemble those found on Easter Island. The subterranean sequence was not used in the final film. [2 framed images @ Image: 5-1/4"W x 3-3/4"H. Frame: 12-1/8"W x 11-5/8"H] SeqID-0043 for both. 7/15/2005

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog!
    I wonder if these concept drawings were made by Kay Nielsen?
    - Mike P.