June 1, 2012

Vale – Matthew Yuricich

Filed under: Obituary — Rodney Twelftree @ 11:13 pm

Matthew Yuricich - 1923-2012

Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer Matthew Yuricich has passed away.

As a matte artist, Mr Yuricich worked on films as diverse as Ben Hur, Forbidden Planet, The China Syndrome, Blade Runner, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Field Of Dreams and Dances With Wolves, among others. Mr Yuricich received a special achievement Academy Award for visual effects for his work on Logan’s Run, and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects on Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Matthew Turicich passed away on May 29th, aged 89.

Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney’s keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them.

Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman.

As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney’s love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.

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