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24
Dec
12

A new header

Thanks to the ever talented Jenny DeSalle for the new header!!!!!! what an awesome piece and I am so stoked you made this little gem…. Deanne McFarland made my last one and I love it so….Thank you Ladies for always making my page look so good!

Jenny's piece

Jenny’s piece

And Deanne's fabulous piece

And Deanne’s fabulous piece

27
Sep
12

the darkened blog

Howdy all, Sorry for the lack of posts but we are moving again!! At least this time it is across town so this month has been in major chaos,, look forward to more posts in a week or so when we are settled in. Thanks n sorry for the hold ups.

26
Jun
12

another article finished!!!

It took a while but the 30th of “The Thing” is done.

https://johneaves.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/john-carpenters-the-thing-a-chat-with-the-director-on-the-30th-anniversary/

Blade Runner comes tomorrow.

25
Jun
12

blade runner, the 30th anniversary

poster

article to follow

24
Jun
12

one article is finished!!!!

Finally I had time to finish an anniversary article so go back a post and read about “INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN” with guest appearance by Bob Burns

11
Jun
12

E T, the extra terrestrial,,, the 30th anniversary

poster

Howdy all, still on the road so article to follow when I get home in a week. So go and watch this one and we can all recollect next week.

04
Jun
12

on the road

Howdy all!!!! I’m on the road and using this strange computer that is NOT A MAC, and it is proving to be most unuser friendly. Anyways It’s been a busy go with Wonderfest last week and back in LA for two weeks as of now so again the blog is on the backburner… Lots of stuff to post and write about so when I get back the 17th I’ll spend the day writing and catching up,,, In the meantime I’ll at least get the anniversary’s set on the appropriate days with articles to follow… I did a phone interview with John Carpenter a couple of days ago about the 30th of “The Thing” and can’t wait to put his comments up on the anniversarry later this month. So with all that said have a great one.

John

30
May
12

Matt Yuricich, the passing of a Hollywood legend

Matt painting a Matte from Bladerunner

May 28th, 2012 marks the passing of a dear friend and a Hollywood Legend. Matt Yuricich was one of the greatest Matte Painters the movie industry has ever seen, and his Oscar winning talents span decades of incredible motion picture masterpieces. I met Matt at Apogee in early 1987 and he was hidden in a dark back room of the shop painting away for a small show the company had going on.. I didn’t know much about his history but I did know he did the paintings for Blade Runner and Ghostbusters… It took a while for him to ease in to a conversation but I quickly found out that he was as big of a fan of Ding Dongs as I was.. It was an odd ice breaker but from there on he would always ask if I had anymore when I would walk by, HAAA! He was at the shop for about two months and it was always a treat to watch him work when I could sneak over. He was a gentleman, an artist and a very funny man. I always remembered those days of working with one of my idols and his passing is a sad one indeed.. Years later I found out he worked on Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” and it was a thrill to find out that he did all of my favorite paintings from the film..

Below is a link to a tribute page put together by NZpete from a couple of years ago and he has really put together an awesome array of Matt’s work from the beginning to the end. Goodby Matt and thanks for sharing your talents with us both on and off the screen. God’s speed my friend.  

http://nzpetesmatteshot.blogspot.com/2010/10/matts-mattes-photo-tribute-to-career-of.html

21
May
12

the road warrior, the 30th anniversarry

article to follow after memorial day,, off to Wonderfest so hold on lots to come for this one

21
May
12

Annie, and Deadmen don’t wear plaid, the 30th anniversarry

article to follow




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