Tuesday, June 17, 2008

they mostly come at night... mostly

Premiere make-up and special effects designer Stan Winston has died at the age of 62, the result of a long battle with cancer. Winston had created the denizens of our nightmares for decades, some of the most frightening and convincing creatures ever put on film, including the Aliens, the Terminator, and the incredible CGI and hydraulic dinosaurs from Jurassic Park. There are a lot of talented people in this eccentric cinematic specialty, but Stan Winston was in a class of his own. Thanks for all of the great scares, Mr. Winston. Science Fiction films will never be the same.


Blogger Christopher said...

Winston was a true craftsman. He will be missed. It's not that I have anything against CGI, and I realize Winston worked on some CGI designs, but I often feel it's overused in films today. Maybe I'm an old fuddy-duddy, but some of Winston's works were so scary because you could reach out and touch them...and they could touch you back.

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