Warlords of Atlantis MG Carter Artwork 1976

Type: Artwork
Condition: Very Good
Year: 1976
Genre: Adventure / Scifi
Reference: #838

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An original piece of pre-production concept artwork for "Warlords of Atlantis" (1978) by the renowned production designer Maurice George Carter (1913-2000). The watercolour is set into a mount (16"x 21" overall) & carries the text "Deck of SS Texas Belle Sargasso Sea" & "Atlantis" underneath, with the piece signed & dated (76) by MG Carter. According to Sim Branaghan (see "British Film Posters" 2006), "Warlords of Atlantis" had a torturous development with various title name changes before making it onto the big screen. Although Josh Kirby was responsible for the Quad poster for the film (image courtesy of www.moviepostermem.com), Chantrell was responsible for the first VHS design (as shown) & would have used the Carter artwork for reference purposes (the image of the giant squid engulfing the tramp steamer clearly being influential).

MG Carter had an illustrious career in film being nominated for 2 Oscars ("Anne of a Thousand Days" 1970 & "Becket" 1965) & 3 BAFTA's & working on numerous films, including "The Land That Time Forgot" (1975) & "The People That Time Forgot" (1977). Carter also designed sets for the unmade James Bond film "Warhead" (1978), Christie's selling one such concept piece of artwork for £3,500 in 2009.

Please note that this artwork is being offered simultaneously from www.moviepostermem.com too.

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