Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration

Very cool compilation of movie clips documenting advancements in visual effects over the past century:

It is missing a few milestones, like The Matrix and Lord of the Rings and maybe 1978’s Superman, and what’s with the no George Melies 1902’s film “A Trip to the Moon“?!

1900 – The Enchanted Drawing
1903 – The Great Train Robbery
1923 – The Ten Commandments (Silent)
1927 – Sunrise
1933 – King Kong
1939 – The Wizard of Oz
1940 – The Thief of Bagdad
1954 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1956 – Forbidden Planet
1963 – Jason and the Argonauts
1964 – Mary Poppins
1977 – Star Wars
1982 – Tron
1985 – Back to the Future
1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989 – The Abyss
1991 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1992 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
1993 – Jurassic Park
2004 – Spider-Man 2
2005 – King Kong
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2007 – The Golden Compass
2008 – The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Originally intended for educational use as an introduction to a classroom lecture. The music track is “Rods and Cones” from the album “Audio” by Blue Man Group.

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~ by Fionnlagh on August 26, 2009.

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