Mr. Douglas Trumbull, a legend in SFX, passed away on February 7.
I have been fascinated by the many imaginary worlds that he created, such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner”.
Among them, I especially love the microscope scene in “Andromeda Strain” directed by Robert Wise in 1971. I was intoxicated by the scene where the Andromeda strain was projected on an electron microscope, emitting countless hexagonal lights as it grew.
May he rest in peace.