Doupre Douglas Trumbull, one of the great pioneers of special effects at the cinema

The Douglas Trumbull filmmaker, responsible for the special effects of several science fiction cinema classics such as Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey, h

Doupre Douglas Trumbull, one of the great pioneers of special effects at the cinema

The Douglas Trumbull filmmaker, responsible for the special effects of several science fiction cinema classics such as Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died at 79, his daughter reported Tuesday.

"My father, Doug Trumbull, died last night after a great two-year-old battle against cancer, a brain tumor and a stroke," Amy Trumbull explained on his Facebook account.

In the same publication, his daughter claimed the figure of his father, who described as "an absolute genius and a magician", for his contributions to the film industry and special effects, which "will last for decades".

He recalled that his Doug Trumbull was the creator of the special effects of films that went into the history of cinema as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick; Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), by Steven Spielberg; Blade Runner (1982), from Ridley Scott; Star Trek (1979), by Robert Wise; and The Tree of Life (2011), from Terrence Malick.

In addition, Trumbull directed the Silent Running films (1972) and Brainstorm (1983).

Born in Los Angeles (California, USA) In 1942, Trumbull is recognized as one of the great pioneers of special effects at the cinema.

He was nominated three times to the Óscar by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek and Blade Runner, and received an honorary award for his career from the American Photography Society (ASC).

Date Of Update: 09 February 2022, 07:50

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