Saturday, July 26, 2008

Derek Meddings Book

Special Effects Superman: The Miniature Effects of Derek Meddings
Martin Shubrook & Paul Shubrook

Due for release on 02/10/2008 - 160 pages

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.


TimeWarden said...

Is this a reissue, Andrew, as I already own a large format paperback on Medding's fx work for Anderson and subsequent movie career?

Added a link to your blog, on my "Journal", via pic of Alyson Hannigan! Hope you approve?!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

As far as I know this is a new book !! Merely toot on her flute! :) I like that, don't mind the link at all ! Cheers !!!!