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.
The skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts, 1963
The parting of the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments, 1956
The ape in King Kong, 1933
The werewolf transformation in American Werewolf in London, 1981
The tornado in The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The landing of the Delorean in Back to the Future Part 2, 1989
The body-journeying scenes in Fantastic Voyage, 1966
The chest-bursting scene in Alien, 1979
The UFO landing in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977
The Nazi face melting in Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
The spaceship Discovery in 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
The Death Star explosion in Star Wars, 1977
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