The Arthur Max papers span the years 1995-2005 (bulk 2000s) and encompass 6.7 linear feet. There are
photographs, research, drawings and born-digital material related to the films, AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007),
BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001), BODY OF LIES (2008), G.I. JANE (1997),GLADIATOR (2000), GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF
TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (1984), KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005), PANIC ROOM (2002), PEARL HARBOR (2001),
PROMETHEUS (2012), ROBIN HOOD (2010) and SEVEN (1995). There are also research materials and drawings
associated with unproduced titles I AM LEGEND and TRIPOLI, the music video for Tina Turner's "Goldeneye,"
commercials for Austin Rover, Bacardi, British Airways, Capri Sun, Diet Pepsi, Electrolux, Foot Joy,
Fosters Lager, Imperial Chemical Industries, Jeep, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Levi's, Miller, New Coke,
Nike, Nissan, Opal Fruits, Perugina, RCA, and 7-Up. Also represented are drawings and photographs from
Max's student work at the Royal College of Art.
Arthur Max is a production designer whose film career dates from 1984. Max's work as a commercial
production designer brought him to the attention of film directors Ridley Scott and David Fincher. Since
that time, he has worked with Scott on six films, including GLADIATOR (2000), BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001) and
PROMETHEUS (2012). Max has been nominated for Academy Awards in the art direction category for GLADIATOR
and AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007).
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