Friday, February 16, 2007

Peter Ellenshaw

With the death of Disney's great matte painter Peter Ellenshaw, I can only return to what I wrote about him a couple of years ago:

I think the main thing you remember about The Love Bug, though, is Peter Ellenshaw's matte work. His stylized paintings of San Francisco are so gorgeous that the scenes actually shot in San Francisco suffer by comparison; why bother with the drabness of the real thing when you can get Peter Ellenshaw to create a beautiful, imaginative new version of it?

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