Today would have been the 70th birthday of special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston. Winston passed away on June 15, 2008 from multiple myeloma. He is best known for his work on the Terminator, Aliens, Predator, and Jurassic Park films, winning four Oscars and numerous other awards for his work.
This weekend, April 9 and 10, we are hosting a science fiction film blogathon in honor of his birthday, The Blogathon from Another World. We have a couple of overachievers who posted early:
- Blogathon From Another World Entry: Contact [Film Perspective]
- Spider-Man 2 (2004) – Best comic-book movie ever [Movie Movie Blog Blog]
Thanks Elise and Steve. Good job.
The full lineup is:
- Blog of the Darned – That would be me. I'll be doing The Evolution of Movie Robots: Metropolis to Big Hero 6
- BNoirDetour! – BNoirDetour looks at Dark City (1998)
- Christy's Inkwells – Christy looks at Mysterious Island (1961)
- CineMaven's ESSAYS from the COUCH – CineMavens brings us a Mara Corday Triple Feature, briefly covering three sci-fi classics from the 50's: The Black Scorpion (1957), Tarantula (1957), and The Giant Claw (1957).
- Ducksnorts – Baseball writer Geoff Young steps out of the batter's box and looks at Serenity (2005) or Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), possibly a comparison of the two if he's feeling ambitious
- F for Films – Josh Wilson looks at Tron (1982)
- Film Perspective – Elise Sitzman tackles Contact (1997)
- Horrible Imaginings Film Fest & Podcast – My San Diego homeboy Miguel Rodriguez and I will be doing a podcast on Frau im Mond (1929). Great suggestion, Miguel. This has been on my bucket list for a while.
- In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Crystal takes on Spielberg's 1982 classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Movie Movie Blog Blog – Steve Bailey looks at Spiderman 2 (2004), a film where the sequel surpasses the original
- Serendipitous Anachronisms – Summer Reeves looks at the anime classic Akira (1988)
- Speakeasy – Kristina looks at The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
Look for the rest this weekend.