Thread: FX Guru Stan Winston Has Died

    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Just found this out. I'm still in shock.

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hl63ah_BPW5CBAcdk_1TIBKFLorAD91BC6NG0
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    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Wow, who's next, Robert Englund?
    I must enter a signature.
    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Not Stan! I can't believe he's gone! With all the CGI crap taking over the movies these days, it's really sad to see someone who actually had an imagination when it came to special effects leave us.
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    dame it, another legend gone.
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    OH CRAP!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! STAN WINSTON IS GONE!!!!! NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    -stares-

    -lip quivers-

    ...what? Stan?

    No. No, I refuse to believe it. I'm going to deny this the way I denied Henson's death as a kid. It. Did. Not. Happen.

    Quote by Xe-A-Thoul
    Wow, who's next, Robert Englund?


    And you! Bite your tongue!
    I am writer, hear me type.
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    Quote by BiteMeTechie
    -stares-

    -lip quivers-

    ...what? Stan?

    No. No, I refuse to believe it. I'm going to deny this the way I denied Henson's death as a kid. It. Did. Not. Happen.

    Quote by Xe-A-Thoul
    Wow, who's next, Robert Englund?


    And you! Bite your tongue!


    Help me! Stan Winston's gone! He's history! It's like the most devasting loss that will ever take place on the Visual Effects Industry's own soil. I hope that his empire will go bankrupt in the future. Stan Winston is no more!!!
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    Quote by timbox129
    Quote by BiteMeTechie
    -stares-

    -lip quivers-

    ...what? Stan?

    No. No, I refuse to believe it. I'm going to deny this the way I denied Henson's death as a kid. It. Did. Not. Happen.

    Quote by Xe-A-Thoul
    Wow, who's next, Robert Englund?


    And you! Bite your tongue!


    Help me! Stan Winston's gone! He's history! It's like the most devasting loss that will ever take place on the Visual Effects Industry's own soil. I hope that his empire will go bankrupt in the future. Stan Winston is no more!!!


    So you want his family to starve? Is that how you honor someone's memory?
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Quote by timbox129
    Quote by BiteMeTechie
    -stares-

    -lip quivers-

    ...what? Stan?

    No. No, I refuse to believe it. I'm going to deny this the way I denied Henson's death as a kid. It. Did. Not. Happen.



    And you! Bite your tongue!


    Help me! Stan Winston's gone! He's history! It's like the most devasting loss that will ever take place on the Visual Effects Industry's own soil. I hope that his empire will go bankrupt in the future. Stan Winston is no more!!!


    So you want his family to starve? Is that how you honor someone's memory?


    No, I do not want his family to starve, DebrisStorm.
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    Quote by timbox129
    No, I do not want his family to starve, DebrisStorm.


    Then why are you wishing his empire to go bankrupt?
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    I do not know. I deny saying or wishing that his empire will go bankrupt. Everyone, especially you, DebrisStorm, It is no one's fault. The Great Circle of Life has already begun and is still up and running.

    Repeat after me. The Great Circle of Life is still up and running.

    Life will find a way, even if the Circle of Life is still up and running.
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    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Jeeze...all the greats are dieing lately. The last one that hit me hard was the death of Gary Gigax.
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    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Gygax was a big blow for me too. I'd been playing Dungeons & Dragons since I was 10 or so. Stan Winston has been an idol since I got interested in special effects.
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    Oh, he will be missed.
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    That's terrible. I loved his special effects. I didn't see his death coming.
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    Damn

    This is certainly turning into a bad decade.

    We're loosing all the great names.
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    This is incredibly shitty. That man was just as responsible for the movies I loved as a child as Spielberg, Lucas, Cameron etc. I'm afraid that the small place practical effects still had in the movie industry will wither away now.
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    Quote by Jason43
    This is incredibly shitty. That man was just as responsible for the movies I loved as a child as Spielberg, Lucas, Cameron etc. I'm afraid that the small place practical effects still had in the movie industry will wither away now.


    Well, if practical effects ever become extinct, or at least become a dying art, would Stan Winston Studio go bankrupt? Because of Stan Winston's death at age 62, are you sure what now remains of practical effects, including the studio he left behind, will go with him?
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    Quote by frostydude
    dame it, another legend gone.


    Agreed. This is very painful to contemplate because Stan Winston worked his magic on some of Hollywood's biggest movie blockbusters. I am in awe of this man. From MSNBC:

    Winston won visual effects Oscars for 1986's Aliens, 1992's Terminator 2: Judgment Day and 1993's Jurassic Park. He also won a makeup Oscar for 1992's Batman Returns.

    Winston was nominated for his work on Heartbeeps, Predator, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and A.I. He last worked with director Jon Favreau on Iron Man.

    At the time of his death, Winston was in the process of transforming his physical makeup and effects studio into the new Winston Effects Group with a team of senior effects supervisors. Winton's most recent projects included Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, G.I. Joe, Shutter Island and director James Cameron's Avatar.




    Special effects creator Stan Winston displays his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in this February 23, 2001 file photograph. The Stan Winston Studio told the Los Angeles Times on June 16, 2008 that Winston, 62, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist died at his Los Angeles home on June 15, 2008 after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma. REUTERS/Frederick Brown/Files (UNITED STATES)
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    The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    Well, Don't worry because the Great Circle of Life is still up and running!!! Even from birth to death, the circle of life will never end! It will just keep going and going and going!

    That's for sure!
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