Friday, July 6, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman

 Image Copyright Columbia Pictures Entertainment, 2012 

This interior concept was done for Dr.Connor's apartment in The Amazing Spiderman.  It was to be situated in an existing New York building which would be digitally restyled to show these large art deco statues surrounding the building that are visible through the windows here.  It didn't fit the bill probably because Dr. Connors was shown most of his time in the lab working so the set they went with was more modest.    

I got the opportunity to work very briefly on this film through Production Designer Michael J. Riva whom recently passed away while working on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained in New Orleans.  He took a chance on me with the first film job I worked, Iron Man 2 and I really appreciated his warmth, patience and humor.  He was multi-talented and had taste to spare, designing the visual language of such widely varied films as The Goonies, The Golden Child, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Few Good Men, Iron Man 1 & 2..The Amazing Spiderman, and the list goes on. Hate to gush, but I am and will forever be a fan and he will be missed.. 

So many greats passing this year, I never even mentioned Jean Giraud Moebius. Anyhow, I was looking forward to many more movies with Riva, but I can only bethankful that I got to work with him on Iron Man 2.