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Academy Digs into Monster Tech

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Academy Digs into Monster Tech

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to the monsters of the silver screen in a program titled Monsters in the Movies set for Oct. 21.

Presented by the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the event will be hosted by special effects makeup artist and on-set animatronic effects supervisor Shane Mahan. He will host a panel with industry experts discussing the technical design of movie monsters from King Kong to the Gill Man.

The evolution of movie-monster technology will be presented with film clips from such films as

• King Kong (1933)
• Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
• Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
• Horror of Dracula (1958)
• One Million Years B.C. (1966)
• Planet of the Apes (1968)
• The Exorcist (1973)
• An American Werewolf in London (1981)
• Aliens (1986)
• Jurassic Park (1993)
• Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
• King Kong (2005).

A lobby display will feature artifacts used to create visual effects for a range of creatures from classic and contemporary monster movies.

Tickets for the event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, cost $5 for general public and $3 for academy members and students with a valid ID.

For ordering information, visit the Oscars website www.oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

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