Today would have been the 89th birthday of the late Ralph McQuarrie, the man behind the magic of Star Wars. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow innovators George Lucas, Gary Kurtz and John Williams, McQuarrie was responsible for carving out of his imagination some of the most iconic and zeitgeist-thumping characters, locations and vehicles in movie history.
Earlier on today we posted a tweet celebrating Ralph on this special day.
Happy 89th birthday to the late Ralph McQuarrie. If George is the Maker then Ralph was the Creator. Lucas dreamt it, Ralph gave it form and we all – fellows fans, Lucasfilm, Disney and dreamers everywhere – reap the fruits of their genius. pic.twitter.com/GLPYp02ZKk
— Fantha Tracks: Star Wars News In A Single File (@FanthaTracks) June 13, 2018
Ralph opened a door into an imagination as vivid, exotic, exciting and fertile as the Star Wars galaxy itself, a debt that can never be repaid. Thank you Ralph.