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Date: 11/08/09 09:05 AM

72 Responses to Visual Effects – 100 Years Of Special Effects

  1. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    Link: Visual Effects - 100 Years Of Special Effects - Look how far we`ve come!
  2. Profile photo of Mrsdavid
    Mrsdavid Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:12 am
    What`s the song?
  3. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:14 am
    wow, that`s amazing. and technology is actually even farther than that. there`s a new (limited) technology in which, during the movie, you wear these big sort of 3D glasses, but they`re not the flimsy paper ones you get for children`s movies. they`re kind of like blue`s brothers glasses. and when you move your head, you can see different angles of the movie. it`s like you`re actually there.
  4. Profile photo of Pyrosisflame
    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:19 am
    wow that totally blew my mind :O
  5. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:21 am
    Very nice. Bravo. I still maintain that for their time some of the effects were very good. My friends say they are horrible but I am sure people were like "Wow"
  6. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:21 am
    very cool. great post.
  7. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:32 am
    I`m kinda surprised they didn`t have a clip from the Matrix in there. The original had some sick effects.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:38 am
    That was awesome!! Too bad he couldn`t splice in a little Avatar near the end there, but its not out yet.

    Anyway... I predict that in the not too distant future, movies won`t have actors, as the cgi will have advanced far enough to just create them. Aside from voice, but that can also be created.

  9. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:40 am
    amazing
  10. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:43 am
    repost??? idc, i just can`t remember if i saw it on here....
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    robotobunneh Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:47 am
    Vindictive, 3d movies don`t work for everyone :( I can`t see them at all because my eyes have two different prescriptions making me have little to no depth perception without my glasses. I have a lot more with my glasses, but still can`t see 3d at all...
  12. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:52 am
    We have come to the point where we can belive nothing of what we see on TV with the certanty of truth we had years ago.
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:55 am
    repost
  14. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:56 am
    No matrix and no lord of the rings? Odd
  15. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:02 am
    @Kougaiji, I was wondering the same thing about Matrix. I was also looking forward to some CGI physics, like that you`d find in the modern GI Joe or 2012.
  16. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:06 am
    See, the special effects were actually pretty good a long time ago, because directors knew what they could do and they worked with that. Then in the 70s and 80s, they started trying to do things that the animation couldn`t really handle at the time and it began to take away from the movie`s quality.
  17. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:20 am
    So....actors don`t actually look like themselves anymore? I is sad.
  18. Profile photo of kitty765
    kitty765 Female 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:38 am
    the older clips are actually quite good
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:39 am
    The movie "Avatar" is going to take SFX to yet another level beyond what was seen in this video.
  20. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:50 am
    who plays this? blue man group?
  21. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:57 am
    And it only will keep getting better... until there`s some wacko trend that makes bad special effects cool.
  22. Profile photo of Monsdurr
    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:13 am
    CrakrJak
    I`ve seen the trailers.
    No they`re not.
  23. Profile photo of crimmeh
    crimmeh Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:16 am
    "So....actors don`t actually look like themselves anymore? I is sad."

    If you`re referring to the Brad Pitt one, that was in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Brad Pitt is 46 years old, and in that scene, he was supposed to look like a college-age kid. While he looks awesome for being 46, I don`t think he could pass for a guy in his young 20s, so they had to make him look younger.

  24. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:18 am
    That was the coolest. The song sounded like something the Blue Man group would do.
  25. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:26 am
    That was very cool, does anyone know who did the music?
  26. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:30 am
    F*CK YEAH HARRYHAUSEN

    Could`ve used some more effects from the "golden age of cinema" but still an interesting video. Wasn`t aware of the "changing-an-actor`s-appearance" thing till now though...

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    ScottishTree Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:31 am
    This clip is really something though I can`t help feeling like SilverThread that it`s missing something due to the lack of mention of the matrix, I know that they should have stopped after making the first one, but you have to agree they broke major SFX ground with that film. with that film.
  28. Profile photo of crimmeh
    crimmeh Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Oh hey, the song is called Rods and Cones. And it is Blue Man Group.
  29. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:38 am
    Good guess Plague555. It`s Blue Man Group - Rods and Cones.
  30. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:47 am
    fatninja01, its by blue man group i can think of the song off the top of my head but just look it up
  31. Profile photo of bex753
    bex753 Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Laura Dern had a great butt in 1993
  32. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Awesome video.
  33. Profile photo of krackfishy3
    krackfishy3 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    So is this song "Rods and Cones" by Blue Man Group?
  34. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    I thought the older one were quite good, given the technology back in the day. Many of todays effects are so over the top it`s like watching a cartoon.
  35. Profile photo of ChilledAce
    ChilledAce Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Soon, all actors will be replaced by tennis balls.
  36. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    Repost, but still cool.
  37. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    I wish they would have used more of the classic clips. Still, a very interesting compilation.
  38. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    That one clip from "The Ten Commandments" with the water washing over the Egyptian army was surprisingly good. If we remake that film, you can bet the director will want all the chariots to explode. :/
  39. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    A hundred years? But John Logie Baird only did his public demonstration of television in 1925...
  40. Profile photo of XxNaruNaruxX
    XxNaruNaruxX Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Love
  41. Profile photo of princess0764
    princess0764 Female 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    dumb.
  42. Profile photo of splat13
    splat13 Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    What about bullet cam, a la Matrix? Thought that was a fairly significant recent step forward.
  43. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    that was cool. I liked when they broke apart the greem screen stuff
  44. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    pooty
  45. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    November 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Tron.
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    Monsdurr: The trailers are in 2D.. The finished movie will be shown in IMAX 3D & Widescreen 3d.

    So the trailers are not doing it justice.

  47. Profile photo of your0mom
    your0mom Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    repost from far away. . . .
  48. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    Even some of the visual effects from years ago were really good.
  49. Profile photo of imlaramarie
    imlaramarie Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    Wow.. I love this....I liked seeing the pirates of the Caribbean and the Benjamin Button stuff... I was wondering how make up did such an awesome job when making him younger.... now I feel stupid
  50. Profile photo of Antonin
    Antonin Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    The music in the background sounds like the Blue Man Group.
  51. Profile photo of Valex_Shade
    Valex_Shade Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    @PEOPLE WONDERING WHAT THE SONG IS:
    im not sure of the name but its by the blue man group.
  52. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    haha i remember jurassic park looking so much realer as a kid.
  53. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    If you didn`t know special effects were invented by Georges Melies, well, now you do.

    Learn all about him

  54. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    that was awesome!
  55. Profile photo of Wibble4321
    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    Total fail - they messed up completely! The `1977` Star Wars Death Star Explosion was added from the remastered 1997 version I believe. After such a trivial mistake I am not suprised at the non-inclusion of bullet-cam or even wire fighting scenes of Matrix and HK Kung Fu films.

    There was so much more tha could have been done with the horror genre, from the early Dracula days or even Hammer to today`s takes on the genre. Overall a poor effort.

  56. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    That was very interesting.
  57. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    Pretty cool :)
  58. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    Man, I love special effects. Such amazing technology.
  59. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    no matrix??? that blew my mind back then, not so much now though
  60. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    In 100 years, we`re all gonna be inside the movies.
  61. Profile photo of Shaboobalah
    Shaboobalah Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    Some of those were absolutely fantastic given the time of their production.
  62. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 1:26 am
    jurrasic park was great for its time
  63. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:06 am
    omg I didnt even know half of that was possible! where have I been?
  64. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 2:53 am
    lol i love the dino`s from the original king kong. they made a new one, but its just not the same.
  65. Profile photo of helix25
    helix25 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 8:50 am
    repost....
  66. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:49 am
    Well that was rather incoherent
  67. Profile photo of Zequr
    Zequr Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    God... special effects nowadays are more realistic looking than reality.
  68. Profile photo of Mothrog
    Mothrog Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    weres the 80`s claymation c`mon
  69. Profile photo of Weakmonkey
    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    Kind of weird that no Star wars was anywhere in that, considering what a breakthrough in special effects that was.
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    Raisingfear6 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    is that a joke weakmonkey?
  71. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2009 at 4:30 am
    Weakmonkey,


    kinda wierd you think you know what star wars is.

  72. Profile photo of Vedith
    Vedith Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    Wow, we have come so far in technology. I wonder how far it will go. It`s so amazing.

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