June 1, 2012

Vale – Matthew Yuricich

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

Rodney Twelftree

Rodney is the Editor-In-Chief of Fernby Films, and has been appreciating films seriously since 1993. Rodney’s first foray into online reviews was for a now-defunct online Australian DVD store, before starting up fernbyfilms.com when that enterprise fell through, in 2007. Rodney lives in the South Australian city of Adelaide, with his wife and two young children, whom he loves very much.

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