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