View Full Version : R.I.P Stan Winston
06-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Just read the sad news that one of cinemas great fx/monster guys has passed away. Creator and designer of so many iconic movie 'stars'.
Thoughts go out to his friends and family.
This has really bummed me out
06-16-2008, 04:39 PM
I just saw the news. Man, this sucks. Really sucks. He was only 62. Another inspiring and influential man is gone. :frown:
06-16-2008, 04:55 PM
One of my heroes since I was a kid. :(
06-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Didn't realize he was suffering from cancer. I'm kicking myself for not sticking around to meet him at SDCC when he came for Skinwalkers/Iron Man.
06-16-2008, 07:12 PM
That sucks. :(
Sad news. I worked with Stan off and on over a year on a Japanese TV series based on his "Robot Revolt" toys. He was a man of great humor with a large dollop of playful huckster in the Stan Lee mold. His conference table is ringed with terminators, dinosaurs, Tank Girl kangaroos, and a wonderful assortment of other creations.
06-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Stan was a personal hero of mine for sure. Jurassic Park remains one of my favorite movies, and that only scratches the surface of the lasting impression he will leave on the film industry. I canít remember what the conflict was, but I missed meeting him at SDCC 07. I canít believe I gave up meeting a legend to grab a lame free shirt. I did snag his AWSOME book The Stan Winston Effect from Budd Plant. The book came with a signed book plate that I will defiantly get framed for my desk.
06-16-2008, 08:09 PM
A magic man indeed.
R.I.P. Stan Winstone.
I did snag his AWSOME book The Stan Winston Effect from Budd Plant. The book came with a signed book plate that I will defiantly get framed for my desk. i'm fortunate to have that same book! he will be missed ..a true great talent!
06-16-2008, 10:21 PM
I highly recommend the coffee table book about Stan and his work, called The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio. It's full of insight and mindblowing stories of a guy with serious talent and balls.
06-16-2008, 11:30 PM
I met him at SDCC 02, great guy. Saying he will be missed is not enough.
Thank you, Stan.
06-17-2008, 06:27 AM
This is terrible news. He was a such a talented guy. In interviews he always seemed so nice.
06-17-2008, 08:35 AM
To liken Stan Winston to another rather famous Stan, his influence and charisma was very nearly larger (if possible) than the industry that he plied his craft in so lovingly for many years. His creations are literally imprinted on my consciousness and have been since I first laid eyes on them in my early teens. Speaking of; what male in the over 30 category doesn't remember the first time they saw the Terminator endoskeleton, or the Predator in all his gooey and terriblicious glory?
Anyway, yes, Stan Winston and his influence will be- as a huge understatement- greatly missed.
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