Sunday, June 14, 2009

Screamers (1996) - Matte Paintings

Caught the end of Screamers the other night on TV, quite a fun SF movie based on the Philip K. Dick short story Second Variety. In the original story the film is set on Earth, not Siruis 6B like in the movie, and it's a story about the Americans and Russians. The film stars Peter Weller and was directed by Canadian filmaker Christian Duguay.
I was always impressed with the Matte Paintings which were created by Deak Ferrand , they really do a superb job of expanding the filming locations shot around Québec in Canada.

10 comments:

Matthew Scheuerman said...

Thanks for posting this. I love the matte paintings from that film.

Actually the middle one in the second row is by Yanick Dusseault.

http://dusso.com/images/mp02/MP04.JPG

Matthew Scheuerman said...

Also Deak's site is http://www.hatchfx.com/

Fraser Lovatt said...

I love a good matte painting. Since I'm draggig Mrs Lovatt through all of Star Trek, we get the opportunity to see some ones of ... varying quality.

allen said...

I actually recall enjoying much of this movie...just went to the video store the other day and saw that there was a Screamers 2...might need to check it out.

Fraser Lovatt said...

Is that Screamers 2: Scream Louder?

allen said...

Screamers 2: The shouting!

Fraser Lovatt said...

Look Who's Screaming Too

2creamers: Scream in my Coffee

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Carry on Screaming !? Oh hang on that's already been done !! :)

Fraser Lovatt said...

lol -- Carry on Screaming. Perfect, Andrew.

My wife suggested the third in the series could be called "Scream and Scream and Scream Until I'm Thick."

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Not with Bonnie Langford though I hope !? :)