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Special Effects: The Empire Strikes Back – 1980

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  1. mr. sin

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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.
     
  3. Neon

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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.
     
  4. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Bookmark post.
     
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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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    Yeah, I remember the opening and saw that show too.

    That was big time work back then.
     
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    I remember as a kid this would get me so pumped up. Gonna see something cool now.
     
  8. ruckstande

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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.
     
  9. DrewDown

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    Wow, that takes me back. Great post.
     
  10. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    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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    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
     
  13. Hog's Big Ben

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y
     
  14. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Yeah that does take me back.
     
  15. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    i remember that also
     

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