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By malducin
#4735
Interesting though I wasn't aware of that. I thought most of Conan was shot on Mexico. Maybe it was then the Destroyer that filmed in Mexico? Arnold has filmed a lot of films south of the border (Predator, Total Recall, etc.). Maybe I'm just confused.
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By Shane
#4736
Destroyer may have been filmed in Mexico. The first Conan was filmed near Majorca(?) Spain, not far from the locations used by David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia.

Studios in Italy were used for interiors on Conan.
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By malducin
#4739
The other one that could have been filmed in mexico is Red Sonja, but who is counting that one ;-).
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By vfx fan
#4743
All I know is that I won't see any movie where Arnold has long hair. He's an action hero, not an adventurer in a fantastical world! But is there any word as to who will provide the fx?
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By Shane
#4747
You must be thinking of King Conan. I have no idea about effects providers. It's still in the development stages.

The link I gave, fxfan, was to miniatures used on the first Conan film from '82. Before he was the Terminator, he was Conan. It's one of his better movies, IMO.
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By vfx fan
#4751
Oops! I forgot to look at that!
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By Shane
#4759
Forget?! How could you forget? It's the flippin' topic for cryin' out loud!

Now into the dog house. Woof!
By Kmart
#4760
On 2002-07-16 13:52, Shane wrote:
Destroyer may have been filmed in Mexico. The first Conan was filmed near Majorca(?) Spain, not far from the locations used by David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia.

Studios in Italy were used for interiors on Conan.

The second CONAN was shooting in Mexico pretty much alongside another Dino show, DUNE. Emilio did some kickass FG stuff for both of these pics as well as the first Conan.
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By Shane
#4762
I remember seeing a pic of a foreground miniature of a palace(?) for Destroyer as Conan and entourage approach it. Fantastic.
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By vfx fan
#4763
On 2002-07-16 16:41, Shane wrote:
Forget?! How could you forget? It's the flippin' topic for cryin' out loud!

Now into the dog house. Woof!
Actually, I'm a stray.
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By malducin
#4791
Fantastic shot of Dune!!!! To bad the Churubusco studios burned down in Mexico. But those were pieces of work. I thought that the landing on Arrakis was actually the stairs and the rest a matte painting as opposed to a miniature. Maybe it was for other shots like Geide Prime?
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By Ahem
#4846
FG in Dune was fantastic- Brian Smithies contributions moreso- the work he did with miniaturized sand is up there as the all time best.
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By vfx fan
#4850
And did you know that "Dune" wasn't directed by Alan Smithee? It was directed by David Lynch! :razz:
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By Shane
#4852
I remember reading ILM's attempts to get the right look for snow when creating the Hoth battle in ESB.

Do you know what Dune used for the sand Ahem? I still love the worm shots.
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By vfx fan
#4854
Speaking of "The Empire Strikes Back," what did ILM use for snow? Was it just some kind of cotton?
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By malducin
#4856
I was about to ask the same thing. I do remember that somewhere they mentioned what they used for sand, probably a documentary but might have been a magazine. They needed something ultra fine. Too bad the movie got a bad rap, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
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By Shane
#4859
Initially, they thought of using baking soda, but it didn't look quite right. They then turned to a fine powder full of little micro balloons. It was so delicate, they had to use breathing masks because even if you were some distance from it and exhaled, whoosh! a cloud of the stuff.
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By Ahem
#4861
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