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    The Challenge Storyboard Original Art Group of 26 with Production Photocopies (CBS Theatrical Films, c. 1982). This awesome collection of original storyboards from the 1982 martial arts action movie The Challenge delivers action in spades, telling the story of a down-on-his-luck prize fighter who learns to change his ways through the Japanese code of honor Bushido. The action scenes for this film were famously choreographed by Steven Seagal before the start of his own film career. These storyboards were rendered in mixed media on tracing vellum with cut-and-pasted elements by the legendary production artist Nikita Knatz. Known for his sense of humor and enthusiasm for martial arts (he was a black belt in Judo himself), Knatz's personality comes alive in these images. One drawing of Rick delivering a well-aimed kick features production notes that state Rick "lands one right in ol' Kubo's huevos rancheros." Truly fantastic, these drawings are rendered on 11" x 8.5" vellum sheets and are bound in a three-ring binder. They show minor handling and edge wear with some tearing and folding in places. In addition, they come with production photocopies of the scenes. The condition overall is Very Good.

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    November, 2020
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