As part of the promotional blitz for 'Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark', Vogue magazine has done a beautiful six page photo spread which you can check out here. (Right: an image from the spread)
(Carpenters working on Tsypin's design)
Okay, so 'Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark' has had their share of problems: opening night being pushed back yet again (re-scheduled for June 14), actors missing their marks due to the complicated stunt work and now Julie Taymor's sudden departure from the show. Regardless, there is still much excitement for this show and if you've been following any of the the press photos and videos, you will agree that this show looks stunning! There are some incredible visuals being cooked up here which is no surprise when Taymor became attached as co-writer and director. Movieline has a terrific interview with Ms. Taymor on their website. You can watch it right here.
George Tsypin, who has worked with Taymor on five operas, was responsible for the set design of 'Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark'. After getting over his hang ups of facing such an impossible task, he took his cue from the original source material - the Stan Lee comics. What better to illustrate the comic book world than to infuse that same look into the set, creating a graphic, pop up book, 3D set for the actors to swing around in. Be sure to check out the New York Observer article which focuses on Tsypin and his creative process.
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