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14 > Douglas Trumbull

In 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey changed the landscape of science-fiction filmmaking with its serious contemplation of man and the meaning of life. At the same time, the film’s incredible imagery—both on Earth and in outer space—also changed the landscape of visual effects. As a special photographic effects supervisor on the film, Douglas Trumbull was a key part of that equation. He would continue to utilize innovative effects solutions in films such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner, each garnering a visual effects Academy Award nomination. Trumbull also directed Silent Running and Brainstorm, and pioneered the concept of “immersive cinema” in ride and ...

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