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40th Anniversary Press Release

 

     
The cover of Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features a spectacular image from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." Cinefex 169 contains comprehensive coverage of the film, alongside exclusive interviews with four visionary filmmakers — George Lucas, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan — a roundtable discussion with 21 visual effects Oscar-winners, and an in-depth article on "The Mandalorian."    
     
   
     
Cinefex publisher Gregg Shay (left) and founder Don Shay celebrate the launch of the magazine's 40th anniversary issue. Cinefex 169 contains comprehensive coverage of the film, alongside exclusive interviews with four visionary filmmakers — George Lucas, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan — a roundtable discussion with 21 visual effects Oscar-winners, and an in-depth article on "The Mandalorian."    
     
   
     
To celebrate four decades in print, Cinefex team members, past and present, gathered for a birthday bash with family, friends and some longtime luminary supporters. At the center of the festivities was a cake emblazoned with the cover of Cinefex issue 1.    
     
   
     
Cinefex founder Don Shay prepares page layouts for issue 1 of the journal of cinematic illusions in 1979. The 72-page inaugural issue featured in-depth articles on "Alien" and "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."    
     
   
     
The cover of Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features a spectacular image from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."    
     
   
     
Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features "The Visionaries," an illuminating set of exclusive interviews with four master filmmakers who have shaped and advanced the art and science of visual effects. Interviews with George Lucas, James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Nolan conducted by Jody Duncan, Joe Fordham and Graham Edwards.    
     
   
     
Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features "The Illusionists," an exclusive roundtable in which 21 Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor discuss the past, present and future of their craft. Interviews conducted by Cinefex senior staff writer Graham Edwards.    
     
   
     
Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features "As Geeky As It Gets," an in-depth article exploring the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the smash hit Disney+ series "The Mandalorian," written by Cinefex editor-in-chief Jody Duncan.    
     
   
     
Cinefex 169, the 40th anniversary issue of the journal of cinematic illusions, features "The Long Goodbye," a fully comprehensive article covering the visual and practical effects of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," written by Cinefex associate editor Joe Fordham.    
     
   
     
Montage of Cinefex covers from issue 1, published March 1980, to the magazine's 40th anniversary issue, published February 2020.    
     
   
     
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