Dave Griffey's Conversion Thoughts and Crazier Things
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Grant McCune has died
Grant McCune puts some finishing touches on R2-D2, 1977
A name that is probably not known in most households, Mr. McCune is one of those responsible for reshaping how we look at movies. He, and a team of professionals, helped bring George Lucas' visions for a space fantasy film called Star Wars to life in 1977. Like most kids at that time, I was absolutely in awe. From the minute that first Star Destroyer sailed out of the top of the screen toward the fleeing rebel ship, I instinctively knew that movies would never be the same again. And Grant McCune, though he would not have meant a thing to me then, helped make it happen. So for all the enjoyment from that film alone, much less the many others, thanks for the memories. And Rest in Peace.