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"Carlo Rambaldi was E.T.'s Geppetto"
August 10, 2012 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Special effects legend Carlo Rambaldi, most famous as the creator of E.T. and the titular creature in Alien, has died at the age of 86. Here is a montage of his work.
posted by brundlefly (19 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by trip and a half at 2:04 PM on August 10, 2012


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posted by oneironaut at 2:20 PM on August 10, 2012


Cool stuff. I'm firmly of the belief that good models and makeup and prosthetics work better than CGI, although I'm less firm with each passing year...
posted by alasdair at 2:21 PM on August 10, 2012


alasdair: "I'm firmly of the belief that good models and makeup and prosthetics work better than CGI"

In certain cases, yeah. They're tools and have different strengths and weaknesses depending on the situation. I think people have leaned too much on digital in general, but there's a sweet spot to be found.
posted by brundlefly at 2:24 PM on August 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Carlo Rambaldi is probably the only Hollywood special effects man referenced on my OKCupid profile.

What's the most private thing you're willing to admit here?

I'm afraid of E. T.

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posted by Sara C. at 2:53 PM on August 10, 2012


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posted by jpziller at 3:09 PM on August 10, 2012


How long before this craft is lost?

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posted by marienbad at 4:02 PM on August 10, 2012


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(Also, Rejected ET Pitch. Some monsters hate ET. I have always loved the film, and the fact I have a DVD with walkie-talkies instead of guns saddens me more than it should).
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posted by Monkey0nCrack at 6:51 PM on August 10, 2012


I'm afraid of E. T.

omg me too
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posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:59 PM on August 11, 2012


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