Conan the Barbarian Easter Egg - Designer's Eggs
The movie Conan is a design fest. Ron Cobb the production designer worked overtime on the visual treats. He has a cameo as a drug dealer early in the film. He is trying to sell Black Lotus to Conan and Subotai.
He also designed Subotai's climbing hooks to look like lightning bolts. Jerry Lopez, the actor who plays Subotai, owns a company called Lightning Bolt and this was Cobb's tribute to that.
Another neat design is the lettering on Conan's sword. It probably cannot be seen in the movie but it can in clear photos. Ron Cobb was asked to add an inscription to the blade. John Millius, the director, wanted it in English. Cobb thought it should not be, because the film takes place in a far away land. They compromised. The writing is in English, but the letters are turned sideways and come down the length of the blade. The message? "Suffer no Guilt Yee who wield this in the name of Crom." Crom is the Cimmerian people's God.
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||Toshiro on 12-15-2000
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