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2 items from 2011


Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 4)

11 October 2011 11:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fourth of a five part feature (read parts one, two and three)...

“What I liked about this script is that it is faithful to the book, contrary to some previous versions, which had eliminated elements that in my opinion had to be preserved,” stated Clint Eastwood who chose to cinematically adapt White Hunter Black Heart (1990); the fictional tale was inspired by experiences of screenwriter Peter Viertel during the production of The African Queen (1951). “He told me that during the filming, Huston became hostile to Sam Spiegel, though he’d worked with him before. In his autobiography Huston says he was searching for a period of three weeks he could use to go on safari while in Africa. That’s what gave Peter Viertel the impetus to write his novel. He was in the presence of someone surrounded by all his technical crew, »

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Never-Before-Seen Alien Video from The Abyss

9 February 2011 3:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Makeup effects specialist Steve Johnson has dug into his archives once more with another never-before-seen video of the underwater alien puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss. Take a look at this video from io9 below, which also features commentary from Steve Johnson describing the huge task behind designing these creatures.

Click to watch Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Alien Puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss!

We have showcased Steve Johnson's work in the past, with the unused animatronic video from Ang Lee's Hulk and photos of the Superman costume for the scrapped Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives.

It seems someone has caught on that movie fans enjoy watching this material because Eon Entertainment is producing an upcoming DVD entitled Back Into the Abyss, which will chronicle Steve Johnson's career in the makeup effects business. The clip you watched above is from that two-disc DVD set, which will »

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