I think some short clips are up on YouTube, it's very good! If time (& money) ever permit, after I finish my illustrated Snark, I would love to do a film of it, unabridged, somewhat in the style of Karel Zeman. Any wealthy would-be patrons out there?
Post by johntufail on Apr 10, 2008 14:21:59 GMT -5
Good idea Mahendra!
Continuing the Snark illustration theme. As you know, there are actually two quite separate bellmen illustrated in The Holiday illustrations. Is anyone aware of any other illustrators picking up on this?
The Baker’s Uncle in an illustration by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting Of The Snark (1876) and Yoda from a Star Wars movie. The slightly horizontally compressed image depicting Yoda is based on a photo in the Wikipedia.
Stuart Freeborn (5 September 1914 – 5 February 2013), Yoda's creator , stated that Yoda is "half me and half Einstein". Freeborn’s Yoda may or may not have been inspired by Henry Holiday's Baker's Uncle. Depictions of elves, fauns and fairies became quite popular in the Victorian era and keep visiting us often, even from other galaxies.
Star Wars movies are full of allusions. That is one of the fun parts of story telling. In this case of course it also could be, that Henry Holiday as well as Stuart Freeborn (and his team) alluded to the same elf pattern. When creating Yoda, Freeborn may have used his own face, but quite probably not his own ears.