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Old 23-09-2011, 17:22   #41
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The FX in Evil Dead 2 are well worth a mention, in particular the hand-scene. As are Savini's gore effects in The Burning.
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Old 23-09-2011, 17:22   #42
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And the scalping in Maniac!
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Old 23-09-2011, 17:40   #43
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Thief of Baghdad (1940) had very good Special Effects for that period.
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Old 23-09-2011, 17:51   #44
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Damn near every creature effect and fantasy landscape in Wolfgang Pestersen's The Neverending Story.

The shots of the Ivory Tower against the mesmerising music of Dolinger and Moroder still tingles my spine to this day.
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Old 23-09-2011, 18:03   #45
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The rock monster in that was brilliant.
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Old 23-09-2011, 18:30   #46
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The labrynth had some pretty awesome puppet work, and some very decent effects.

Also the devil/demon thing in Legend was very very good if i recall correctly
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Old 23-09-2011, 18:44   #47
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Still think Vermithrax in Dragonslayer is the best dragon put to film.
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Old 23-09-2011, 20:35   #48
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ATATs and snowspeeders in Empire for me, particularly the bit where the AT AT moves its head to shoot down the snowspeeder - just awesome. And watching the Yoda puppet - it manages to portray more emotion than any CGI character in the prequels, a masterwork of a performance.

Also echo the Superman the movie mentions. The shot where he takes off from the roof of the Daily Planet after saving Lois is fantastic.

And, attempting to pick something from the last 5 years, the truck flip in the Dark Knight was rather awesome.
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Old 23-09-2011, 20:48   #49
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Blade Runner already mentioned - the tracking over the model city at the start.
Have you seen this?

http://douglastrumbull.com/key-fx-se...ades-landscape

Also a video about the Blade Runner Spinners and the Blade Runner Blimp.

http://douglastrumbull.com/videos
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Old 23-09-2011, 21:36   #50
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Seeing the effort put into Blade Runner just makes me despair at a lot of the non effort put in for modern films.

CGI is the lazy film makers dream.
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Old 23-09-2011, 21:40   #51
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Old 23-09-2011, 21:43   #52
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I've also seen the Harryhausen models in an exhibition. They were dropping to bits as well
A few years back I went to the Phoenix Cinema in Oxford where Ray Harryhausen gave a talk about his life and career then showed Jason & The Argonauts - one of my favourite films. He had a few of the models with him and, as you say, they were very fragile but it was fantastic to see the actual models and the great man himself.
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The tornado and storm in Wizard of Oz (a stocking and Fullers earth?), excellent stuff.

Any of Albert Whitlock's matte paintings (if you can spot them).
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I love matte backdrops, ghostbusters and star wars had some beauties had some
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Tom savini's effects work in The Prowler, The Burning, Day of the dead, Maniac
Olaf Ittenbachs effects work in Black past, Garden of love, Premutos lord of the dead, Chain reaction, Beyond the limits, Dard divorce, Burning moon The man is a fantastic effects artist just a pity he cant get better scripts, actors.
Driller killer The drill to the head effect is very nice looking.
Return of the living dead Tar-man superb body suit
John carpenters vampires The superb fire effect when they smoke the vampires
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Old 24-09-2011, 18:35   #56
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Tom savini's effects work in The Prowler, The Burning, Day of the dead, Maniac
Olaf Ittenbachs effects work in Black past, Garden of love, Premutos lord of the dead, Chain reaction, Beyond the limits, Dard divorce, Burning moon The man is a fantastic effects artist just a pity he cant get better scripts, actors.
Driller killer The drill to the head effect is very nice looking.
Return of the living dead Tar-man superb body suit
John carpenters vampires The superb fire effect when they smoke the vampires
Love Return of the living dead, Tar-man was awesome.
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What are the newer films with more realistic and non cgi effects

As I child (and still to this day) I found the Ray Harryhausen effects magical
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As I child (and still to this day) I found the Ray Harryhausen effects magical
Same here. Youngsters might say that compared with today's CGI effects Harryhausen's were a bit creaky but in reality, RH had more imagination in his Special Effects than any other expert in that field. The effects in Jason & the Argonauts are probably the best example of those imaginative Special Effects. The oft quoted Skeleton fight is just one example; there is Poseidon holding the mountains back for the ship to get through, Talos' statue coming to life and attacking the ship, Jason's battle with the Hydra etc are all brilliant.
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What are the newer films with more realistic and non cgi effects
I know that some CGI was involved but the crawling corpse in the first episode of Walking Dead has some great make-up effect

I also liked the first part of the the reanimation in Hellrasier where Frank comes back from blood spilled on the floor. The bones slowly form and then the rest of the skeleton. Amazing stuff

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Having just watched it again, I must give a shout-out to Cronenberg's version of "The Fly". Some astonishing work in that.
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