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Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)

The story of Industrial Light and Magic - the special effects company started to create Star Wars - is told via clips (Iron Man, Star Trek, Jurassic Park) and interviews (George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, more).

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Leslie Iwerks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Narrator (archive footage)
George Lucas ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Ron Howard ... Himself
Jon Favreau ... Himself
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Jerry Bruckheimer ... Himself
Samuel L. Jackson ... Himself
Robin Williams ... Himself
Seth Green ... Himself
John Lasseter ... Himself
Ed Catmull ... Himself
Jim Morris ... Himself
John Dykstra ... Himself
Richard Edlund ... Himself
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A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction and advances of CGI or Computer Generated Image. This documentary takes us from the incredible start of effects to creating Star Wars and then advance to really demonstrate how it can be blended in with Jurassic Park to now a culture of films that can't avoid the technology and is another tool for the directors belt. Written by Tim Burgess

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Industrial Light & Magic: Creando lo imposible See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Steven Spielberg: From the sublime to the ridiculous; from E.T. to the Amazing work they did on The Transformers, ILM loves to find different ways of telling stories visually.
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Features Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

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Very good, inspirational & informative documentary not sure what's up other reviews hating on it
29 April 2019 | by UniqueParticleSee all my reviews

This is fascinating, tranquil & great information I never knew before! Don't know what's wrong with it; I absolutely love learning about movie magic!


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