Men, Makeup, and Monsters: Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and FX

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Cinema is illusion, and in this book you'll find profiles of twelve masters of screen magic, the best you can find in Hollywood, including:

-Dick Smith, a living legend whose work has graced The Godfather, The Hunger, and many other films

-Stan Winston, the man behind Terminator 2 and Aliens

-Tom Savini, whose work for George A. Romero's "Living Dead" movies made him a leader...

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Overview

Cinema is illusion, and in this book you'll find profiles of twelve masters of screen magic, the best you can find in Hollywood, including:

-Dick Smith, a living legend whose work has graced The Godfather, The Hunger, and many other films

-Stan Winston, the man behind Terminator 2 and Aliens

-Tom Savini, whose work for George A. Romero's "Living Dead" movies made him a leader in the milieu of splatter effects

-Rick Baker, whose apes have conquered the screen in Greystoke, Congo, and Gorillas in the Mist

These masters and eight other specialists-including today's hottest talents, such as Bob (Hellraiser), Keen, Kevin (Child's Play) Yagher, and Tony (Addams Family Values) Gardner-offer details looks at the art and craft of movie makeup.

From foam latex to complicated puppetry, it's all here in this essential handbook. With many rare and illuminating photos-including eight pages in color-this book is invaluable for anyone interested in learning the craft of movie makeup and fascinating reading for anyone who ever wondered, How did they do that?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312146788
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Timpone is the longtime editor of Fangoria magazine. A lifelong fan of horror movies, he has appeared on such TV programs as Entertainment Tonight and Nightline as an industry spokesman for horror films. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 2
1 Dick Smith: New Techniques for Old Makeups 13
2 Rick Baker: Ape Man 23
3 Stan Winston: The T. rex of Makeup Designers 39
4 Tom Savini: A Matter of Splatter 61
5 John Caglione Jr.: A Rogues' Gallery of Character Makeups 77
6 Steve Johnson: The Art of Design 93
7 Chris Walas: Transformations 113
8 Kevin Yagher: Puppetmaster 127
9 KNB EFX Group: The Monster Makers Club 143
10 Bob Keen and Image Animation: Raising Hell 163
11 Tony Gardner and Alterian Studios: Creepy, Kooky, and Spooky 183
12 Optic Nerve Studios: Eye on the Cutting Edge 201
App. I Glossary 213
App. II Makeup Schools and Instructors Directory 216
App. III Best Makeup Academy Awards 218
Bibliography 221
Index 223
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    Posted February 29, 2000

    BrundleFly, Chucky, Freddy, and The Cryptkeeper

    The book consists of some of Hollywood's dreaded monsters. The evil, insectoid-like BrundleFly, Chucky, the killer doll, Freddy Kreuger, everybody's favorite bedtime killer, and the Crptykeeper, horror story guru. The only gross thing is everything on BrundleFly

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