Friday, August 16, 2013

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Storyboards by Joe Alves

Friday, August 16, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 4

Check out Escape from New York storyboards by Joe Alves!

Every Friday I'm sharing storyboard and concept art from classic science fiction films. For this week's Flashback Friday I'm sharing the storyboards of Joe Alves from Escape from New York (1981).

Joe Alves is a professional production designer who's worked on Hollywood movies like Jaws (1975), Starman (1984) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

He was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Best Art Direction BAFTA for his work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

 Check out the rest of the pictures after the jump (click to advance the slideshow).



Here's a slideshow of some of his boards.

See more of Joe Alves' work at joealvesmovieart.com and these boards are for sale on the site.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Joe Alves work and Escape from New York on my blog.

What do you think of the storyboards? Have you seen Escape from New York?

Official Escape from New York summary 
A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a mind-blowing vision of a lone warrior (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! Hailed as "stylish and scary" (Los Angeles Times), "dark and dangerous" (Newsweek) and "gloriously...fun" (Tyler Morning Telegraph), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining thriller grabs you by the throat and won't let go! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the U.S. President (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission and his life unless he succeeds! 

Directed by John Carpenter
Cinematography by Dean Cundey, Jim Lucas

Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes

Release date: July 10, 1981 (US) and September 25, 1981 (UK)

© Copyright 1981 Goldcrest Films, AVCO Embassy Pictures. All rights reserved

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4 comments:

  1. It wasn't my favorite Carpenter film, but it did mark the beginning of the Carpenter-Russel team.

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  2. Ah, Starman, one of my old faves. I still want to get to that crater to check it out. "Yellow means go very fast." I know that's not what you were talking about, but it caught my eye. These are cool storyboards! I've seen the film, and it was fun. I think I liked L.A. better. Been awhile, though.


    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  3. Amazing how much detail went into it, as well as how closely it matched the final product

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  4. Followed the bread crumbs to your blog from Jeremy Retro - > Geek Twins - > here. Glad to have found this and your other site also.


    Love what you and your brother are doing. Signed up and happy to be following :)

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