1. 'Special Effects Superman: The Art And Effects Of Derek Meddings' Arriving Early

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-08-19

    Special Effects Superman: The Art And Effects Of Derek Meddings

    Back in May of this year, announced that a brand new book celebrating special effects extraordinaire Derek Meddings would be published in October.

    Today, we can report the news that the book has been printed ahead of schedule and will be released in the first month of September.

    The 160-page hardback, written by Martin Shubrook and Paul Shubrook, is published by Shubrook Bros Publications and retails for £25 in the UK. All orders placed through the following website will be entered into a drawing to win signed copy by Sir Roger Moore, who provides an introduction to the book:

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    007 fans best know Meddings for his visual effects and miniature effects contributions on the following six James Bond films: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and GoldenEye.

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    After his career in the film industry took flight with Gerry Anderson in 1957, Derek Meddings proceeded to head the effects team and design every major vehicle for the hit British television series, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and UFO. When the Anderson studio closed in 1970, Derek moved into movies and headed the effects on over 20 motion pictures.

    His effects accolades include; six James Bond films from Roger Moore’s Live and Let Die to Pierce Brosnan’s GoldenEye, Batman, Supergirl, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Neverending Story. Derek Meddings also headed the miniature effects on the first two Superman films and won an Oscar for his achievements on Superman: The Movie.

    Special Effects Superman is a tribute to Derek Meddings and his amazing career. The book will include over 300 ‘on set’ photographs from the Meddings family collection and stories from those who worked with Derek throughout his career.

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