Monday, July 5, 2010

Movie Monday - Special Effects!


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MONDAY MOVIE MEME


Today's movie topic is special effects! Yesterday was the 4th of July a day which often ends with Fireworks, those awesome light displays that shoot up into the sky and then burst into beautiful colored patters of lights! The movies are filled with amazing special effects - what are your favorites? If you can think of any great special effects movies jot them down in your blog and then head on over to The Bumbles Blog and post a link there!

Molly and Andy came up with some wonderful special effects movies, here are a couple of others:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) a science fiction film about unidentified flying objects! There are some wonderful scenes in this movie and , although they may not be as "big" as some of the special effects in today's movies, the way the scenes were done and the lights and special effects for the UFOs were great.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) This movie used many new computer-generated effects in the area of visual effects and the first partially computer-generated main character was seen in this film! The T-1000 is a new Terminator sent to kill John and his mother, Sarah, and it is made of a liquid metal that allows it to take the shape of anyone or anything it touches. It can also mimic the voice and appearance of humans and can shape parts of itself into knives and other similar weapons, although not into guns or bombs.

The Fly (1986) a science fiction horror film in which Jeff Goldblum, playing an intelligent but eccentric scientist turns into a fly after being merged with a fly during a teleportation experiment! It's a fantastic movie that will make your skin crawl!

10 comments:

  1. The special effects in Close Encounters seemed awesome when I first saw the movie - now they seem a little cheesy.

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  2. T2 is an awesome choice. I saw that in the theater and had never seen the original Terminator. I loved the second one with the morphing bad buy. Then I saw the original a few years later and thought it was so lame in comparison!

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  3. It's funny the Fly is on your list, I don't know how old you are but I remember the original fly (1958) with Vincent Price it was pretty bad even for its time you should check it out some time! Close Encounters wow it was on the edge of an new era of sci-fi flicks that the 70's and 80's made iconic!

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  4. Yes! Close Encounters. I'd forgotten about that one, but it's a classic! Love the photo in your header!

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  5. Close Encounters was cutting edge at the time, and I remember I was just blown away! Great choices!

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  6. The Day After Tomorrow was a terrible movie but had great special effects. Blade Runner is a great movie that also has special effects that still look good all of these years later.

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  7. Close Encounters was sure a good one back in the day! I think my favorites would have to be the last three Star Wars movies that were made...I'm a huge Star Wars fan!

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  8. THe only one of these I have see is Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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  9. Not a movie person -- but just wanted to stop by and say hello!!

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  10. The Fly is a good one. When Jeff Goldblum's character turned into a fly, I believed it. The special effects made it seem so real.

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