17 June 2008


Stan Winston
Monster maker

He was the best creature and make up effects guy in Hollywood, with an endless bag of tricks using latex, wire, and a hundred different kinds of goop.

He was one of those better-than-everyone-else-put-together guys.

The Terminator, Predator, Jurassic Park, Edward Scissorhands, and a hundred bad movies where the only good thing was Winston's effects. Plus John Carpenter's The Thing, the yardstick by which creature effects are measured.

They use computers for all of that stuff now, and while he did some of that, he also knew when doing it the old fashioned way was just better. I'm going to miss him.

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