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GoreMaster’s exclusive interview with Rick Taylor!

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on May 23, 2009

Rick Taylor with the Millenium Falcon
Rick Taylor with the Millenium Falcon

GoreMaster.com interviewed Rick Taylor, who is a multi talented director of photography and cinematographer. His early work includes “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) for none other than Industrial Light and Magic. Read on about his incredible journey into the film business including a cathartic moment involving George Lucas.

  His impressive list of credits include:

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Vampire in Brooklyn, Mars, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.


Here some excerpts of our exclusive interview


“My favorite early special effects memory would be 2001 A Space Odyssey. The scene where the stewardess picks Dr. Haywood Floyd’s floating ink pen out of the air right in front of the camera”


“My top five special effects movies would be 2001 A Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Blade Runner, Star Wars, and Iron Man”


“My favorite makeup special effects scene would have to be the scene in “Raiders of The Lost Ark where the Nazi’s face melts. Totally awesome!”


“My favorite job would have to be “The Empire Strikes Back” My time in Marin County working for I L M was perhaps the most enjoyable time in my life”


“To get started in the business learn everything you can learn about the craft of film making and never look back. If it is in your blood then no amount of set backs will deter you from making it your living”

Buy the “Empire Strikes Back”  on DVD

The Empire Strikes Back

Read the entire interview right now at GoreMaster!


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