June 16 2008

R.I.P. Stan Winston

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Stan Winston, a true master of special effects, has passed away.

While not a household name like some directors, actors and writers, many of the world’s favorite movies would not have been possible without his technical genius. Even as recent as this summer’s Iron Man, his studio was the force behind the suits of armor. He was the person who brought the menace to Predator, and he was the designer who brought the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park to life. This is but a taste of his enormous resume of contributions to the cinema.

Mr. Winston had been battling multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, for seven years. He passed away in his home on Sunday the 15th at the age of 62. There is no word on what will happen with his studio, but you have to assume that it was continue. The question is will we see the same level of quality work as we’ve expected over the years.

He will be deeply missed by movie fans the world over.

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