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Visual Effects Master Stan Winston Dies

What was Stan Winston's greatest creation?

The T-Rex39%[ 13 ]
The Terminator15%[ 5 ]
Iron Man30%[ 10 ]
The Predator6%[ 2 ]
Cameron's Aliens6%[ 2 ]
Something else (tell us!)3%[ 1 ]

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Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 8:43pm

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ben3308

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I dunno if this has been posted already, but I thought as this is in effects website, we might as well pay tribute to possibly the best practical effects artist of all time.



Articles on the subject:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2008/06/stan-winston-de.html
http://stars.ign.com/articles/881/881953p1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Winston

May he rest in peace.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 8:53pm

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ashman

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A true gentlemen of the times and a man who encouraged my passion for film making.

Rest in Peace.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 8:55pm

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Didn't know he was suffering from cancer. I'm a huge fan of his work.

A true shame.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 10:45pm

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Almost forgot to mention his most recent work- the Iron Man suit- which I'm almost certain (out of respect or talent/quality) he'll win a posthumous Academy Award, if not nomination.

Truly a great artist. I've always enjoyed movies much more because of Stan Winston's additions to them.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 11:47pm

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This is very very sad news.
Stan Winston and his creations were a major influence on my love for special make-up effects and more importantly my love for character design in film. Stan often said in interviews he didn't make monsters he made characters and I for one am stunned at the passing of a true creative genius. I'll never forget when I first saw T2 or Jurassic park at the cinemas and beamed from ear to ear at the awesome work Stan and his team had created to bring the films alive.

Thanks for the inspiration Stan, your love for character design has inspired many many film makers.

With respect,

Mantra
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 1:41am

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This sucks! He was great at his proffesion, may God give him peace.

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Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 2:14am

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ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

This sucks! He was great at his proffesion, May god give him peace.
I like how you capitalize "May" and not "god" wink

But really, this guy was amazing at what he did. It's horrible to see him go. May he rest in peace.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 8:34am

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That was a bad way to start the day. sad Stan was a genuine legend - the rightful heir to Harryhousen's crown. In an industry that was becoming ever more obsessed with CGI, he continually proved that practical effects were still a vital part of the process.

Can't believe he's gone. unsure
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 8:37am

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Terrible news sad
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 9:38am

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That's really sad. The guy always seemed to have real passion for his work, and he had a huge deal of talent and skill. RIP man.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 9:41am

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Very sad news sad

Respect to the legend.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 12:58pm

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Man, I didn't hear about this till I saw this post. Didn't know he was suffering. Such a great ledgend and I've always admired his T-Rex smile Such a great guy with a grear past/filmography.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 3:17pm

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Thrawn wrote:

ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

This sucks! He was great at his proffesion, May god give him peace.
I like how you capitalize "May" and not "god" wink

But really, this guy was amazing at what he did. It's horrible to see him go. May he rest in peace.
Crap sry i thought i did the opposite.. anyway Movies will definantly be diferent without him...
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2008, 8:26am

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Although I had never met Stan Winston, I am friends with one of his ex-employees (one who did write a note on the article in the original post). I have heard nothing but great thing about him and of course this came a to be quite a big shock for me.

I had a question for my friend about two weeks ago regarding Stan Winston and he said "I think he is semi-retired from the business." Damn if this was what he was talking about. And as a fan of traditional creature effects, this is something that sits very uneasily in my stomach for I think he was one of the greatest promoters of tradition. He and his team did it well, and they did it right. My only fear is what will become of Stan Winston Studios? Hopefully there will be good direction in the shop, for Stan Winston would be a hard man to follow in foot steps. My thoughts go out to his family.
Posted: Thu, 19th Jun 2008, 12:00am

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ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

Crap sry i thought i did the opposite.. anyway Movies will definantly be diferent without him...
Heh... Which word did you mean to capitalize in this case?
Posted: Thu, 19th Jun 2008, 2:33pm

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Aculag wrote:

ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

Crap sry i thought i did the opposite.. anyway Movies will definantly be diferent without him...
Heh... Which word did you mean to capitalize in this case?
Tsk, tsk, Aculag. The word Movies always deserves to be capitalized.
Posted: Thu, 19th Jun 2008, 4:19pm

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A legend in his spare time. He will be sorely missed.