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Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

An IMAX production that explores the ground-breaking special effects portrayed in Hollywood films from the very originals to the breathtaking special effects in movies today. Takes the ... See full summary »

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An IMAX production that explores the ground-breaking special effects portrayed in Hollywood films from the very originals to the breathtaking special effects in movies today. Takes the audience on a "behind the scenes" look into what goes on during the production of a movie and how the special effects are created. Written by Anonymous

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Anything can happen

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4 July 1996 (USA)  »

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anything can happen, but some things shouldn't
4 February 2017 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Special Effects: Anything Can Happen" in Seattle's IMAX theater, making it the only nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject that I had seen before the Oscars got awarded (I later saw the winner "Breathing Lessons"). As the title makes clear, it's a look at the various types of special effects that have appeared in movies over the years, from stop-motion animation to CGI. It was neat to see the types of tricks that had gotten used in the likes of "King Kong" and "Jumanji", but I didn't like the focus on "Independence Day" (one of the worst movies ever made). And really, did ANYONE see that Shaquille O'Neal movie about the genie?

Overall it's a fun documentary. There's some impressive stuff to learn about what goes on behind the camera.


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