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(Studio) Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives awards Monday night. Oscar winners unknown except in 1 special category.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Hollywood, California) (Scenes shown from movie "King Kong", courtesy Paramount pictures.) "King Kong" and "Logan's Run" to win Oscars for special effects; Drinkwater details with regard to special effects noted. (Scenes from "Logan's Run" shown, courtesy MGM.) In "Kong", effects incld. mechanical arm so strong actress Jessica Lang feared she might be crushed; special effects man Rick Baker was Kong before cameras, dressed in monkey suit, but award is general and there's not personal one for Baker. [BAKER - it's upsetting he's not getting award when he designed, sculpted, built and played Kong.] Some in film industry are concerned with regard to possible use of special effects for propaganda; film in progress now, "Capricorn One", deals with subject. [Director-writer Peter HYAMS - says there are people in film industry now who can do unbelievable things to make them look real.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
- Dean, Morton;
- Drinkwater, Terry
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