FX guru Ken Ralston creates magic in 'Alice In Wonderland'
It's obvious that my review of "Alice In Wonderland" touched a nerve with people, which is strange because most of the responses to it were from people who haven't seen the movie yet. I'm going to write a little more about the film and the critical responses tonight, but for now, I'm excited to run this particular interview.
It's not often you meet someone who rewired you as a human being, but I think it's safe to say that Ken Ralston is one of the people directly responsible for me being who I am at this point. He's been an FX legend as long as I've been a filmgoer, and the work he does continues to push the cutting edge each and every time he works, it seems. That challenge is one of the things that defines him, and he certainly faced a whole new batch of difficulties bringing the world of Lewis Carroll to life for director Tim Burton. We got a chance to sit down at the Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel as part of the "Alice In Wonderland" press day, and he more than lived up to expectations.
Drew McWeeny: I have literally grown up watching your work. The movie that changed my life and made me want to be a filmmaker when I was 7 was “Star Wars”… and it was really from that moment…
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