Frank Frazetta on Orca

“Film producer Dino De Laurentiis actively tried to persuade Frazetta to work for him throughout the 1970s. Though he turned down the poster commission for the remake of King Kong, Frank finally relented and agreed to provide a painting for Orca starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Bo Derek. ‘It was always real strange with Dino,’ Frazetta says. ‘He was always very friendly, very polite. He’d chase after me and try to get me to do art, but then always turned a deaf ear to my suggestions. I was pretty pleased with the concept I delivered for his whale movie, but he immediately wanted something completely different. Either you want me or you don’t, pal, so I walked.’ As with King Kong, John Berkey was commissioned to paint the movie poster.”

— (via Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta)