Visual Effects Über Alles

Phil Tippett Accepting Georges Melies Award





From the for what it’s worth department: In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on his work on The Twilight Saga: New Moon, special effects maestro Phil Tippett (seen here accepting the 2009 Georges Méliès Award for Artistic Excellence), was asked:

Q: What’s the last movie you’ve seen with no special effects or visual effects in it?

A: I don’t think they make them anymore. Probably “The Informant,” although I bet you there were visual effects and I just didn’t notice it. I thought that movie was terrific.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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