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Alan Matsumoto. Vancouver, Canada
   A Canadian, Alan grew up in Vancouver, where he had a 19-year career as a structural engineer. He now lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife Robin. He has been sculpting sand professionally for 12 years.
  He has traveled to South Africa, Australia, and all over North America to sculpt sand.
He is introduced here for his first showing in Jesolo.
  He was also a featured artist and guest judge at an international sand sculpture show in China one year ago.
  He has worked on the World Champion sand sculpting team eight times.
Possessed of a keen analytical as well as creative mind, he is also a fan of all kinds of puzzles.


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9.) Science Fiction
 Sculpted by Alan Matsumoto - Canada
  Science fiction has had a place in cinema from the early years with the Buck Rogers serials. One of the later, but still early characters was Robbie the Robot. In Sci-fi, some series also made good box office sense. There were the Planet of the Apes films, and of course the hits with Star Wars, and Terminator and even the Alien movies, but who can forget Arthur C Clarks 2001 A space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubric in what was at the time a special affects bonanza. And the later 2010.  Today it is still going strong with hits like The Star Trek Movies and Alien Vs. Predator, etc.
 For all its fantasy, Sci-fi has covered perhaps the most elements of this shows overall theme of Hollywood. From Silent films first Sci-Fi movie ever, A Trip to the Moon, to the classic Horror features of War Of The Worlds, the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon serials of the Golden Age. Westworld with Yule Brenner as a robot Cowboy in the Westerns genre, Musicals featured Science Fiction Double Feature in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Animation –well you can take your pick there, and obviously there were several Box office smash hits in the Sci-Fi genre.
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