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Unsung Heroes: Syd Mead, Visual Futurist

  Richard Taylor, the effects supervisor of Tron, had this to say about Syd Mead’s design work – “It reminds you of something you’ve never seen before.” Syd Mead started drawing at three, creating cars, his first design love, with interior detail. By High School, he could accurately draft human and animal form. Art enthusiasts […]

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Unsung Heroes: Gordon Willis, “Prince Of Darkness”

Gordon Willis (now retired) was one of the leading cinematographers to emerge from Hollywood’s new wave of the 1970’s and shake up the old system. Belatedly recognised with a lifetime achievement Academy award in 2009, it is a crime that, out of the 11 Oscar nominations for The Godfather (of which three were won) his […]

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Indiana Jones And The Costumes of Doom

For Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg hired Oscar winning costume designer Anthony Powell (Death On The Nile, Tess), to cover all aspects of the film’s costuming. He had valuable experience of dealing directly with Berman and Nathan’s, two of the largest and most prestigious costume suppliers in the […]

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