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SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary  |  22 September 1980 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.


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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

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respect to the master, the pioneer
15 February 2005 | by (U.S. Virgin Islands) – See all my reviews

Look i saw this as a kid and still have the VCR of it at my mom's. At the time it was major kick ass. I remember it being state of the art, cutting edge special effects. It may seem cheesy now, but that is only because old school special effects like this paved the way. Give respect!!! George Lucas was brave enough and idealistic enough to gather the proper folks together to bring his dream into a reality. How many of us have the balls to do this today? All of the old school stuff on this video will show you the ingenuity of creativity in a time before most of us knew it. before digital imagery, anyhow. should view this SPFX and learn about where it all started for THX, Lucasfilm, and Skywalker studios.

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