Special Effects: The History and Technique

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Billboard Books, 2000 - Performing Arts - 318 pages
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Included among the hundreds special effects artists from Britain and the United States interviewed for this book are - Ben Burtt (Star Wars);Nick Dudman (The Fifth Element); Richard Edlund (Raiders of the Lost Ark); Harrison Ellienshaw (Dick Tracy); George Gibbs (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom); Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad); Rob Legatto (Titanic); Ken Ralston (Back to the Future); John Richardson (The World is not enough); Phil Tippett (Starship Troopers); Doug Trumbull (Close Encounters of the Third Kind); Joe Viskocil (Independence Day); Stan Winston (Jurassic Park).

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User Review  - jontseng - LibraryThing

A vast oeuvre; clearly a work of love. Notable because it covers not only modern effects (computer graphics, blue screens and the like) but the full gamut of historical model making, optical effects ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hal - Goodreads

This book was absolutely incredible! As an amateur filmmaker, I found it to be a fascinating and engrossing read. I spent hours upon hours poring over each and every page, searching every nook and ... Read full review

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Rickitt is a lecturer at the British Film Institute.

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