Meeting the man who made Silent Running


So I met one of my movie heroes yesterday: Douglas Trumbull, the man who designed many of the visual effects on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, who worked on Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Steven Spielberg and on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

But Doug also directed the ecological sci-fi drama Silent Running, starring Bruce Dern and a trio of robot drones named Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Doug is the guest at the Widescreen Weekend, which is where I met him. I’d written an interview for The Yorkshire Post and the picture shows us commenting on the piece.

(Special thanks to Duncan McGregor)


Douglas Trumbull and myself at the Widescreen Weekend. (Image by Linda Carfagno)

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