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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope vintage original production used ILM storyboard binder. (TCF, 1977) Collection of (400+) pages of the storyboarded sequences in Star Wars in which visual effects had to be created. Printed on multi-color 8.5 x 11 in. 3-hole punch paper bound in its vintage original red 3-ring binder retaining spine label in plastic window pocket handwritten by Grant McCune (Chief Model Maker on the Miniature and Optical Effects Unit on Star Wars), "Moviola- in numerical order". The first page in the binder is the iconic opening sequence of the Blockade Runner streaking into frame set against a background of space and the twin moons of Tatooine. On this page are numerous technical notations written in an unknown hand. Subsequent pages illustrate the Star Destroyer filling the screen and highlights from the ongoing sequence, some familiar, some unused. Sequences include Tatooine escape heavily featuring the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star approach with images of the entire lead cast, the appearance of the first T.I.E. Fighter, and onward through the film culminating in the epic final battle in which Luke and the rebels battle the Imperial fleet led by Darth Vader, with the final image depicting the explosion of the Death Star. The first 100 pages are fairly whole, while subsequent pages leading to the end are riddled with, beginning with the edges, and the last 100 pages with both edges and central portions of the pages exhibiting heavy insect damage. The worst of the pages remain fairly legible, with only portions of the graphic, peripheral text, and numbering obscured by holes and edge loss. A historic, one-of-a-kind, graphic production bible, truly a coveted find in any state. From the collection of Grant McCune, Chief Model Maker on the Miniature and Optical Effects Unit on Star Wars. Ranging widely from very good to fair condition. Provenance: The collection of Grant McCune.

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    June, 2016
    29th Wednesday
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