The Magic of Special Effects

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A 1984 documentary on special effects for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, “Explorers”, “Return of the Jedi”, and “2010”.

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Never Sleep Again: The Making of A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy–The Making of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (2006) is the ultimate look at the scary, thrilling and groundbreaking 1984 film.

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Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park

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This short documentary marks the moment that puppets went to the toy box and the computer became the special effects standard in Hollywood – Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

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Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the impossible

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Tom Cruise gives voice to documentary ‘Industrial Light And Magic (ILM): Creating the impossible’, focused on the famous special effects company founded by George Lucas in 1975, and has interviews with directors like Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, John Lasseter, JJ Abrams and Jon Favreau, and many other actors and producers in the film industry. The documentary is directed by Leslie Iwerks, director of the wonderful documentary “The Pixar Story“.

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

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Editing is what makes film a film.” That audacious statement is made at the beginning of this 2005 documentary about the art of film editing.

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A Space Odyssey (1968) | Making of a Myth

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2001: A Space Odyssey is an astonishing and classic film with an impact on film and filmmaking to be felt far into the future, and the 45 minute documentary film on Stanley Kubrick’s haunting masterpiece 2001: The Making of a Myth portrays why this film will remain an important work in film history. The documentary explores the film’s “conception, its production, and its undiminished resonance in our cultural imagination.”

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