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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.

Director:

Paul Davids

Writer:

Paul Davids
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Cast

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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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sci-fi nagyjai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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You Have Sparked a Dream
Written and performed by Brian Thomas Lambert
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Loved Sci Fi Boys
17 May 2006 | by hiddenstory2See all my reviews

Didn't know much about the personalities that had so much effect on the Sci-Fi industry. This entertaining and informative feature documentary reveals those behind the scenes people. The Sci-Fi Boys is pure fun and very charming. It hails the potency of childhood dreams. And those childhood dreams created a multi-billion dollar industry.

I really enjoyed Peter Jackson's humble involvement. His pure childlike but bardic contribution pays great homage to the characters upon who's shoulders he successfully rides.

From the pioneering beginnings of stop motion to the 35 million dollar budget of high tech CGI features, Sci-Fi Boys takes you through the process and the people( Spielberg, Harryhausen etc.) that are your guides through Sci-Fi fantastic cinema.

I highly recommend it!

Gregory Dogood


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