Jun 17, 2017
Movie Meltdown - Episode 398
This week we kick-off our coverage of WonderFest with the return of a certain cast member who has tales of an epic road trip. Plus we sit down and talk with our special guest... William Stout. Renowned as a master illustrator & paleo-artist, he has also spent a good portion of his life working in the film industry. As production designer for movies like "Return of the Living Dead" and "Masters of the Universe" to designing movie posters, drawing storyboards and creating character designs for a multitude of films.
And while we try to keep our
monster in the closet at bay, we also mention... working with Dan
O'Bannon, 28 years of conventions, Doc Hudson, Roger Corman, R.L.
Stine, Disney... and drawing... and cartoons, John McTiernan,
Colorado Springs, Edith Head, the Nine Old Men, John Milius, neon
cowboy dude, the murder capital of the world, Drew Struzan, a tiny
frail little alien, let the problem dictate the solution, why would
Dorthy want to go back, epic adventures, Evel Pie, Ravi Shankar,
Rick Baker, I forbid you to use any of my designs, sucked into a
magic box that contains a parallel universe, Ray Harryhausen and
Jim Danforth, whore trading cards, Zoltar, The Chouinard Art
Institute, tweaked aliens, The Warrior and the Sorceress, monsters
and dinosaurs, Conan the Barbarian, delightfully tacky, The Manitou
Mile, Elvis' everywhere, annual reports and movie posters, screwing
up the end of Predator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, House, old
coin-operated machines, Bernie Wrightson, The Winchester Mystery
House, Godzilla, talk about being in the right place at the right
time, George Lucas, principle zombies, Ron Howard, film is the
currency of fame in our time, Men in Black, Penn & Teller,
Steven Spielberg, the medium-sized canyon, Stan Winston, going to
mortuaries and if you come up with something better... I'll use
that and I'll take credit for it.
"Making movies was sort of an accidental occurrence."
For more on William's artwork and appearances go to: www.williamstout.com
For more on WonderFest go to: www.wonderfest.com