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The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 April 2006 (USA)
A chronicle of the impact early movie special effects had on star creators of future sci-fi films.

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Paul Davids

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Paul Davids
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Ray Harryhausen ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Dennis Muren ... Himself
Stephen Sommers ... Himself
Bob Ducsay Bob Ducsay ... Himself
Rick Baker ... Himself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson ... Himself
Ray Bradbury ... Himself
Donald F. Glut ... Himself
William Malone ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself
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Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Forrest J Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream Written by Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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27 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sci-fi nagyjai See more »

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Yellow Hat Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Features When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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You Have Sparked a Dream
Written and performed by Brian Thomas Lambert
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Funny, touching, fascinating
11 July 2006 | by alana-dillSee all my reviews

Did you ever own a copy of Famous Monsters of the Silver Screen? My big brother had one, and I'd sneak into his room sometimes just to scare myself with the Lon Chaney Phantom picture. Did you start planning for Halloween in August, or make a movie involving an animated blob of clay, a ray-gun, or a pet lizard? I didn't, but I love this movie anyway. I really enjoy low-budget and high-budget fantasy and science fiction. There is so much creativity and enthusiasm behind these special-effects-challenged, cheesy old movies. Now translated into CGI, some seem too real for their own good (while admittedly, some characters, like Gollum and Kong, deserve Oscars for an amazing imitation of life). Using rare and hilarious footage, this film shows how many special effects greats started out with a lump of Plasticine and a dream. This is your chance to get a glimpse of it.

America especially has become a nation of consumers. To steal a phrase from Wes "Scoop" Nisker, "If you don't like the movies, go out and make one of your own." If you love the movies, why not do the same?


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