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Yellow Brick Road

#6 – Smoke and Mirrors

In episode #6 of Yellow Brick Road we get all nostalgic and dive into the history of VFX together with two film buffs: VFX Supervisor Staffan Linder and VFX producer Matilda Olsson. Get ready for Georges Méliès, Ray Harryhausen, good old King Kong and the digital sins of George Lucas. We discuss the evolution of effects and why some age well and some don’t. Staffan share memories from his work with Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and Matilda admits her weakness for VFX from the 80’s.

SOME OF THE MOVIES  WE MENTION IN THIS EPISODE.

A Trip to the Moon” (1902) – full movie
The Man with the rubber head” (1901) – full movie
Der Golem” (1920) – full movie
Edison’s “Frankenstein” (1910)
The Visual effects of “Metropolis” (1927)
The Cyclopse from “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958)
One Million Years BC” (1966) – trailer
“King Kong” (1933) side-by-side with “King Kong” (2005)
T-1000 in “Terminator 2” (1991)
The Mirror VFX shot from “Contact” (1997)
The skeleton fight from “Jason and the Argonauts” (1963)
20 Million Miles To Earth” (1957) – trailer

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Published 5 years ago