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5.0 out of 5 stars Winstons effect on me, 15 Jan. 2009
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This review is from: The Winston Effect: The Art and History of Stan Winston Studio (Hardcover)
16 years ago as an art student I was studying special effect make up, I had difficulty with an appliance I had an exam due, worried I rang Stan Winston Studio hoping to speak to a technician. Someone answered the phone and asked if they could help, I explained my predicament, for ten minutes I had the technician explain the process and a couple of tips. Really helpful guy so I asked for his name to write and say thanks, He just said Stan, I nearly fell over. My hero talking to me like a friend and helping some poor student.

This book represents this man and his work, community he created and his strengths and weaknesses. This is not a book that reads as a infomercial, it is a history warts and all of a fine art studio. Its explains why he would talk to a young student for nearly half an hour

I could not put this book down.

Last June Stan left us, this book stands as a testament to a great artist.

I thoroughly recommend this book for students, and film connoisseurs this is a valuable tome for any technicians library.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2012 11:54:36 GMT
Thomas Pots says:
That's a great anecdote. Thanks for sharing it!

Posted on 17 May 2013 23:17:21 BDT
bluespark says:
Brilliant! Just finished studying prop and set design at uni, I've always been a massive film geek, people like Nicotero, Botin and Stan Winston have been idols of mine since I was a kid, That story was amazing I would have loved to have a chance to talk to him, during my studies I've been fortunate enough to read this book and you're right, anyone with even a passing interest in the more art department side of the film industry will get sucked into this amazing tribute to an absolute legend, I'd often go in for refernce and emerge an hour or so later mildly disorientated. Well worth a read, I'd recommend Ray Harryhausen's a century of model animation as another outstanding look at the industry, you'll lose yourself in it.
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