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12 Of The Most Incredible Pre-CGI Special Effects In Movies

Computers create almost every explosion, fantasy character and supernatural event in today's movies. But what's really impressive? People who did that before the age of the Mac.

1. The skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts, 1963

2. The parting of the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments, 1956

3. The ape in King Kong, 1933

4. The werewolf transformation in American Werewolf in London, 1981

5. The tornado in The Wizard of Oz, 1939

6. The landing of the Delorean in Back to the Future Part 2, 1989

7. The body-journeying scenes in Fantastic Voyage, 1966

8. The chest-bursting scene in Alien, 1979

9. The UFO landing in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977

10. The Nazi face melting in Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981

11. The spaceship Discovery in 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

12. The Death Star explosion in Star Wars, 1977