Special Effects: The Empire Strikes Back – 1980

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Too long to watch the whole thing but I love watching
how they created effects years ago. Now it's all CGI but
back then they built miniatures and did all kinds of interesting
filming to get the desired effects. Fucking fascinating and in
many cases way more complicated than things are now.
 

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Lord of the Rings did a shit ton of practical effects work and it shows. I still think there are people out there who understand the value of practical stuff, and know how to cleverly combine it with CGI to make some really good stuff.
 

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Anyone remember the HBO opening scene thingy years ago where the camera sweeps over a residential neighborhood etc before a movie would play? They even had a show about that sweeper and how they made it with a miniature set and all. I remember being a kid thinking "Wow! This is high tech! How will they ever top this?"
 

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Anyone remember the HBO opening scene thingy years ago where the camera sweeps over a residential neighborhood etc before a movie would play? They even had a show about that sweeper and how they made it with a miniature set and all. I remember being a kid thinking "Wow! This is high tech! How will they ever top this?"
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I remember as a kid this would get me so pumped up. Gonna see something cool now.
 

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I hate how movies have become so dependant upon CGI. Star Wars always looked better to me as models than anything new. The Abyss models I thought were incredible too. The submarine collision and crane collapse were all well done models. The mini sub chase scene was fantastic. Where CGI fails is when they tried to put little people's heads inside the models.
 

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I remember as a kid this would get me so pumped up. Gonna see something cool now.
Wow, that takes me back. Great post.
 

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I remember as a kid this would get me so pumped up. Gonna see something cool now.
Every time I hear that music I still expect to hear the voice saying "The following movie has been rated" blah blah blah. I've even got it on a TV themes CD. Hearing it in high quality and in stereo for the first time kicked ass after years of hearing it on my parents' huge 25" TV with the tiny ass mono speaker.

I wonder if that music survived the switch to surround. Does HBO still use it?
 
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The HBO opening rules! I too will forever associate that with tv awesomeness...My brother and I would be right on the volume for "The following feature is rated..." that way my parents wouldn't hear "R" and if we couldn't get to the volume we would just yell some unintelligible gibberish to keep my parents from hearing that we had an "R" rated movie on...and if they popped up the N for nudity you were psyched!
 

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I remember as a kid this would get me so pumped up. Gonna see something cool now.
ditto!! same here i loved it until i seen the making of this and i was like wtf!

i like the horns as they sound like they are saying HBO
 

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i remember that also