William Stout: The Pinball School of Career Planning

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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

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