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     Home »  Other Science Fiction/Fantasy »  Stan Winston, R.I.P.
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     Monday, June 16 2008 @ 04:23 PM EDT
    The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Oscar-winning visual effects and makeup artist Stan Winston has died. The cause of death is said to be complications having to do with multiple myeloma, with which Winston had struggled for seven years.

    The head of Stan Winston Studio, Winston’s work is all but ubiquitous in genre films, with his creations appearing in such classics as “Aliens” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” for which he won Academy Awards. Winston also created effects and makeup for “Jurassic Park,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Predator,” although comic book fans will perhaps remember him best for his contributions to “Batman Returns” as well as his final project, “Iron Man,” for which he created the armored suit worn by star Robert Downey, Jr.

    The LA Times quotes fellow effects artist Phil Tippet as saying, "Stan contributed to some of the greatest -- fantastic movie characters in motion picture history. His loss in a great one and he will be missed."

    Stan Winston was 62 and "died peacefully at home surrounded by family," a spokesperson said.


    here's a list of the most notable films he worked on.

    Heartbeeps (1980)
    The Thing (1982)
    Friday the 13th Part III (1983)
    The Terminator (1984)
    Aliens (1986)
    The Monster Squad (1987)
    Predator (1987)
    Leviathan (1988)
    Pumpkinhead (1989)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Predator 2 (1990)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    Batman Returns (1992)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    Congo (1995)
    The Island of Doctor Moreau (1996)
    T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
    Ghosts (1997)
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    Small Soldiers (1998)
    Lake Placid (1999)
    End of Days (1999)
    Pearl Harbor (2001)
    A.I. (2001)
    Jurassic Park III (2001)
    When Darkness Falls (2002)
    Big Fish (2003)
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    Wrong Turn (2003)
    Constantine (2005)
    Iron Man (2008)

    and the thing is my all time favorite monster movie.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Monday, June 16 2008 @ 04:50 PM EDT

    Saw this news earlier. And it 'effin sucks. At only 62, he had some as-yet-unrealized visions left to share, no doubt. The ones he has left us with are amongst some of the very best f/x work in the industry. The last 28 years of cinema would've felt a little empty in the Sci-Fi/Horror genres, had this man's work not graced the screen in so many instances - setting the bar for what else he could achieve continually going forward and what others would strive for in his shadow. He was a master, through and through.

    Rest in peace, Stan. You will be missed. Cry

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     Monday, June 16 2008 @ 06:08 PM EDT
    here's some pics of some of his most memorable works.

    *edit: there, thats all him.

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     Monday, June 16 2008 @ 06:27 PM EDT

    Not quite. Sorry, in all fairness, that's the original Giger-suit Alien. Totally different (and despite the respect given on this sad day, superior). Stan did the revamped xenomorphs for Cameron's "Aliens," including the Queen.

    That's also not Stan's work on Carpenter's "The Thing" - Rob Bottin did the Spider-head, along with 90% of everything else - it was really his show. Stan came in to help on secondary effects - namely involving the dogs and that key sequence - it was a launchpad moment for him.

    "Pumpkinhead" (which he also directed), "Predator" and "The Monster Squad" are indeed all him. But - how could you leave out this enduring icon that Winston crafted - the one that pretty much MADE his career!!! Eek!

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     Monday, June 16 2008 @ 10:19 PM EDT
    i didn't know all that. that was the list on wikipida. i just assumed.

    and yes, i forgot the terminator.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Tuesday, June 17 2008 @ 03:36 AM EDT
    He was one of my greatest cinematic Heroes. Stan was a god of SFX. He will be missed. CGI is good but you cant top a latex masterpeice.

    good bye Stan. you and your work had a greater effect that you will ever know.


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     Tuesday, June 17 2008 @ 08:00 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tin Dog Podcast] He was one of my greatest cinematic Heroes. Stan was a god of SFX. He will be missed. CGI is good but you cant top a latex masterpeice.


    Sad news indeed - and only 62.


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     Thursday, June 19 2008 @ 01:08 AM EDT
    rottentomatoes has a special article on his best work

    it also has trailers for the movies he worked on

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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