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Old 22-09-2011, 22:55   #1
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Post Special Effects that werent CGI and you loved them

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I really like the Skeleton Fight in Jason and the Argonauts 1963. Totall Recall's when he changes from being the women and when they are on Mars gasping for air.Aleins, The Drop Ship as they leave the sulaco. And The Thing, when he tries to get the mans heart started only for it to eat his hands, and for its head to walk off.

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Old 22-09-2011, 23:04   #2
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The cyclops from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.

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Old 22-09-2011, 23:22   #3
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Star Wars, blew me away when I was a kid, the majority of it still looks good today.
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I'm a big fan of back projection. There's something nice about it, even when it looks totally fake.
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Old 23-09-2011, 00:19   #5
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The ruined City of Sydney at the end of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Not a jot of CGI in sight and a breathtaking scene as it emerged ghost like from the dust cloud.
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Old 23-09-2011, 07:27   #6
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All the old Harryhausen stuff still holds up remarkably well

But for effects that arent computer generated yet still look amazing you cant look much further than Blade Runner
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Old 23-09-2011, 07:29   #7
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I do not know whether you would call the Chariot Race in Ben Hur (1959) as "special effects" or just great cinematography but either way it was brilliant....and done over 50 years ago!

I agree that Jason ans the Argonauts had several very well done special effects. Very enjoyable film too.

I don't suppose CGI was invented when they made the spaceship effects for CE3K; they were extraordinary. Likewise, those in the original Star Wars series.
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Old 23-09-2011, 07:38   #8
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The Thing immediately comes to mind.

I'm sure the prequel/remake is CGI-ridden.
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Old 23-09-2011, 08:04   #9
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Gigers Alien. All of Douglas Trumble' work on Star Trek the Motion Picture and Derek Medding' work on the Bond films, especially Moonraker.
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Can I cheat a bit and mention Stan Winston's creature effects that integrate seemlessly with the cgi in Jurassic Park?

But yeah, I don't think you'll beat Douglas Trumbull's work on CE3K, and Blade Runner.
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I don't suppose CGI was invented when they made the spaceship effects for CE3K; they were extraordinary. Likewise, those in the original Star Wars series.
The first appearance of CGI in a film was Futureworld in 1976.
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An American Werewolf In London.
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When freddy pushes through the wall in Nightmare on Elm Street, compare it to the CGI in the re-make and there is no contest on which is more effective
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Paul Newmans walk through the East German museum in Torn Curtain, a sequence of cuts consisting of thirteen Albert Whitlock matte paintings. But the greatest must be the end sequence of Black Narcissus with Deborah Kerr ringing the bell at the edge of a vertiginous cliff face, just one of numerous Percy Day and Peter Ellenshaw matte shots that made you believe that sets built on the back lot at Pinewood was the Himalayas.

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As a kid I loved the original Superman movie with Christopher Reeve.
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Some of the Superman The Movie shots look real to me. Especially the chasing missiles sequence.
Which is why Superman Returns FX was such a let down.
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It may seem very tame today, but back in 1931 (that's 80 years ago), when Special Effects skills and equipment were limited, Rouben Mamoulian achieved extrordinary effects during the transformation in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.
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Not one mention of Derek Meddings!
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Not one mention of Derek Meddings!
There has been!

In answer to the question - I love all special effects that weren't CGI!

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One of my absolute fave moments is in 1984's Iceman, toward the end of the film
. Still no idea how they achieved it.

Blade Runner as a whole is probably the best though. So much love and hard graft went into that, everybody made the most of a difficult situation. It'll never be bettered.
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