Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Thing Week: In Memorium

With The Thing reaching it’s 30th anniversary, I thought it would be nice to take a look back and reflect on some of the most talented people who passed away since the movie opened. It’s always sad when somebody great dies and it’s even sadder when that person is connected to something that you truly cherish. If it weren’t for these people, The Thing would have never made it past the ‘idea’ stage and if it did, it wouldn’t have been what it is today. Here are some of the great people who worked on The Thing that passed away since then. They truly will be missed.

Bill Lancaster
(1947 – 1997)
Screenwriter, The Thing

John W. Campbell Jr.
(1910 – 1976)
Writer, Who Goes There?

Charles Hallahan
(1943 – 1997)
Actor, ‘Norris,’ The Thing

(1977 – 1995)
Actor, ‘The Dog Thing,’ The Thing

Stan Winston
(1946 – 2008)
SFX on Kennel Scenes, The Thing

Albert Whitlock
(1915 – 1999)
Special Visual Effects, The Thing

Mentor C. Huebner
(1917 – 2001)
Production Illustrator
Conceptual storyboard artist, The Thing

Wilbur Stark
(1912 – 1995)
Executive Producer, The Thing

Henry Larrecq
(1910 – 2005)
Art Director, The Thing

Warren Hamilton Jr.
(1933 – 2009)
Sound Effects Editor, The Thing

All of these men had since worked on other great movies and TV shows following The Thing and led really great lives. They will be missed but they will not be forgotten.

Credit for this article must be given to Outpost 31 since they came up with the concept originally. I just added my own touch to it.


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