Episode 016 March 2015
We chat with Brian Covey about the making of Something Wicked This Way Comes, and discover that it might be an overlooked CGI first.
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Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.
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Cinefex — The journal of cinematic illusions.
- Cinefex number 12 — April 1983, also available in the Cinefex iPad app
- Revisiting Cinefex (12): Something Wicked, Stop-Motion and Dream Quest by Graham Edwards
Emerald City Comicon Panel:
Sarcastic Voyage: Sketch Comedy for Nerds
Room: Hall D (TCC 302)
Date: Friday, March 27th, 2015
Time: 4:30PM - 5:20PM
Moderator: Ron Watt
In the style of old-time radio, join the Sarcastic Voyage Unpaid Voice Acting Players for an hour of nerd-friendly sketch comedy.
- Something Wicked This Way Comes trailer
- Ray Bradbury
- Something Wicked This Way Comes, the novel
- Jonathan Pryce
- Brazil (1985)
- The Rankin-Bass version of The Hobbit (1977)
- Leonard Nimoy (RIP) singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
- Test for John Lassiter's Where the Wild Things Are, using MAGI Synthavision
- Tron (1982)
- Tomorrowland (2015), based on Tomorrowland
- Lee Dyer, VFX supervisor
- Harrison Ellenshaw
- Jesse Silver, matte artist
- Isidoro Raponi, mechanical special effects
- Carlo Rambaldi
- Lucio Funci and his film, [A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)], which landed him in court for cruelty to animals for the dog scene until Rambaldi presented the fake dog props to the jury. Here's a story in The Guardian with a bit about the ordeal.
- Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
- Pam Grier