Monday, August 13, 2012

R.I.P. Carlo Rambaldi.

Special effects icon Carlo Rambaldi has passed away. He was responsible for creating the monster magic behind E.T., Alien, and King Kong to name a few. Basically all of my childhood nightmares and dreams. R.I.P. Superbeast.

I have a theory about Carlo Rambaldi: He always builds himself. And so, somehow, the Navigator looks to me a bit like Carlo Rambaldi. And E.T. looks exactly like Carlo Rambaldi! - David Lynch

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the guy was a genius. The Alien creature in particular was groundbreaking. The telescoping drooling metallic mouth design was copied over and over and over by every subsequent monster flick for 2-3 decades after the initial Alien release.

-The Uncs.