Carlo Rambaldi, the special effects artist who designed ET and created the mechanical head-effects for Alien, died yesterday at the age of 86. I just have to acknowledge his passing. He gave me some seminal creatures that happened to appear when I was going through my obsession with special effects and creatures.
"To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try." -- Roger Ebert