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(Short List)   Incredible video of every visual effects Oscar winner ever. Warning: contains footage from What Dreams May Come   (shortlist.com ) divider line
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2014-01-31 09:37:48 AM  
All I know is Hans Zimmer is farking awesome.
 
2014-01-31 09:56:22 AM  
didnt see them all, but pretty damn close ... and not sure I want to see the ones that I didnt see
 
2014-01-31 10:48:30 AM  

namatad: didnt see them all, but pretty damn close ... and not sure I want to see the ones that I didnt see


There were a couple I couldn't identify (After looking them up, Cocoon, The Abyss, and Death Becomes Her), but other than that I've seen pretty much all of them.

Also, What Dreams May Come is a gorgeous movie, it's a shame everything else about it isn't so great.
 
2014-01-31 10:49:51 AM  
It's really amazing to see how far those special effects have come since the first ones awards. If you go back and watch Superman or Total Recall, for example, the effects are pure cheese. Contrast that with Life of Pi, where it's almost impossible to even tell that the tiger is pure CGI, and you realize just how quickly computer animation has progressed.

And yeah, Zimmer's music gives me chills every time.
 
2014-01-31 10:56:51 AM  
Blade Runner got robbed by E.T.
 
2014-01-31 11:02:40 AM  
twomutts

It's really amazing to see how far those special effects have come since the first ones awards. If you go back and watch Superman or Total Recall, for example, the effects are pure cheese. Contrast that with Life of Pi, where it's almost impossible to even tell that the tiger is pure CGI, and you realize just how quickly computer animation has progressed.

And then they use that cheap CGI "liquid gold" effect in The Desolation of Smaug like it was 1996.

I don't get it.
 
2014-01-31 11:09:20 AM  

studebaker hoch: And then they use that cheap CGI "liquid gold" effect in The Desolation of Smaug like it was 1996.


If they'd used good CGI people wouldn't have been distracted by it, and they might have noticed that NOTHING IN THAT SCENE MAKES ANY SENSE GODDAMMIT.
 
2014-01-31 11:11:25 AM  
Seen 'em all except for The Compass and Hugo.  I have no life, I suppose.
 
2014-01-31 11:19:13 AM  
Why did they use the edited clip of the guys holding walkie talkies instead of shotguns? Lame.

Only hadn't seen: "The Abyss", Babe (only seen parts), the end of Life of Pi and new King Kong.

I count having seen Avatar since I have already watched Ferngully.
 
2014-01-31 11:25:34 AM  

twomutts: It's really amazing to see how far those special effects have come since the first ones awards. If you go back and watch Superman or Total Recall, for example, the effects are pure cheese. Contrast that with Life of Pi, where it's almost impossible to even tell that the tiger is pure CGI, and you realize just how quickly computer animation has progressed.

And yeah, Zimmer's music gives me chills every time.


Even if you have ZERO desire to every play a video game shooter EVER... if you like Zimmer you should totally check out this Modern Warfare 2 trailer. Tell me that the music doesn;t totally make this awesome.
 
2014-01-31 11:25:47 AM  

Sybarite: Blade Runner got robbed by E.T.


It's really not hard to make a movie look like Blade Runner, just turn the brightness down on your TV.
 
2014-01-31 11:26:10 AM  
A rather talented cinephile called Nelson Cavejal has assembled clips from every winner of the award and shows just how much things have changed.

Props for choosing the most representative examples, but finding the list of winners on Wikipedia, and then sequencing 30+ clips in a row is not particularly talented.
 
2014-01-31 11:28:03 AM  
I was kinda shocked that The Hobbit movie got a nod and not Man of Steel. That was some damn fine special effects and visually stunning.

On the other hand I think Gravity special effects were the best, even though the movie itself was good but flawed.
 
2014-01-31 11:55:22 AM  
I noticed that as the special effect got better, the movies got worse.


The plot needs to drive the action, not the other way around.
 
2014-01-31 12:10:02 PM  
Useless without 2001
 
2014-01-31 12:25:51 PM  
Eating the lawyer was good.
 
2014-01-31 12:45:32 PM  

Sybarite: Blade Runner got robbed by E.T.


Amen, brotha!

Farking E.T. most over-rated move in history.
 
2014-01-31 01:18:49 PM  

nmrsnr: Also, What Dreams May Come is a gorgeous movie, it's a shame everything else about it isn't so great.


I was going to say the SAME thing, except use the word beautiful.
 
2014-01-31 01:35:21 PM  

studebaker hoch: twomutts

It's really amazing to see how far those special effects have come since the first ones awards. If you go back and watch Superman or Total Recall, for example, the effects are pure cheese. Contrast that with Life of Pi, where it's almost impossible to even tell that the tiger is pure CGI, and you realize just how quickly computer animation has progressed.

And then they use that cheap CGI "liquid gold" effect in The Desolation of Smaug like it was 1996.

I don't get it.


Have you ever seen a REAL river of molten gold to compare it to? How do you know that it doesn't look like that?
 
2014-01-31 01:47:25 PM  

snowshovel: studebaker hoch: twomutts

It's really amazing to see how far those special effects have come since the first ones awards. If you go back and watch Superman or Total Recall, for example, the effects are pure cheese. Contrast that with Life of Pi, where it's almost impossible to even tell that the tiger is pure CGI, and you realize just how quickly computer animation has progressed.

And then they use that cheap CGI "liquid gold" effect in The Desolation of Smaug like it was 1996.

I don't get it.

Have you ever seen a REAL river of molten gold to compare it to? How do you know that it doesn't look like that?


img.fark.net

vs.

static6.depositphotos.com
 
2014-01-31 01:49:52 PM  
I know What Dreams May Come has its obvious flaws, but I don't think it's quite the total stinker some make it out to be.
 
2014-01-31 06:05:47 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Why did they use the edited clip of the guys holding walkie talkies instead of shotguns? Lame.

Only hadn't seen: "The Abyss", Babe (only seen parts), the end of Life of Pi and new King Kong.

I count having seen Avatar since I have already watched Ferngully.


I am in the same boat as Jim. Seen them all except Babe, Life of PI and only parts of King Kong.

re: Jim watch the directors cut of Abyss it makes more sense.
 
2014-01-31 08:35:37 PM  

Churchill2004: I know What Dreams May Come has its obvious flaws, but I don't think it's quite the total stinker some make it out to be.


Yeah, I liked it a lot.  Robin Williams in a dramatic role is always a joy to watch.
 
2014-01-31 09:45:50 PM  
Rubber Yoda > CGI Yoda.

Ishkur: I noticed that as the special effect got better, the movies got worse.


The plot needs to drive the action, not the other way around.


^^ THIS so much.
 
2014-01-31 10:22:49 PM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: Sybarite: Blade Runner got robbed by E.T.

Amen, brotha!

Farking E.T. most over-rated move in history.


Never seen it. Swear to God (or FSM, whichever you prefer)
 
2014-01-31 11:29:28 PM  
I like that you can still see the farking matte boxes around the TIE fighters in the Star Wars clip.

And subby, there's nothing wrong with the effects in WDMC.
 
2014-02-01 12:08:01 AM  

snowshovel: Have you ever seen a REAL river of molten gold to compare it to? How do you know that it doesn't look like that?


Even if I hadn't seen molten gold before (It's really bright and not reflective at all, BTW ), I'd like to think I was smart enough to know that molten gold is going to be really hot and you're not going to be able to sail a wheelbarrow down a river of it without flash-cooking yourself.

Also that you can't melt a thousand freakin' tons of it in thirty seconds, also that that thousand tons of molten gold is going to take longer than thirty seconds to cool (and it does hold the shape of the statue for quite a while, so it must have cooled), also that a mold strong enough to hold a thousand tons of gold isn't going to be fragile enough to collapse by yanking on a chain. And that's ignoring all the other shiat that doesn't make sense in that scene (Balin makes a dozen or so grenades in about ten seconds while dodging a dragon just by grabbing handfuls of powder out of random jars in a forge, their plan to kill a dragon revolves around pouring something hot on him... which obviously not going to hurt him as HE'S A FARKING DRAGON, everyone knows their way around the mine perfectly despite only two of the dwarves having been there before a century ago, a gold-obsessed dragon never notices a giant vat of gold in his lair, characters randomly teleport around from place to place whenever the camera is off them, etc).

I mean, I guess I'm nit-picking, but usually I can overlook stuff like this in a film. What makes that scene so terrible isn't that one or two unbelievable things happen, it's that about fifty unbelievable things happen in quick succession. The movie suddenly turns into a Tom and Jerry cartoon.
 
2014-02-01 01:11:45 AM  

blackomne: Jim from Saint Paul: Why did they use the edited clip of the guys holding walkie talkies instead of shotguns? Lame.

Only hadn't seen: "The Abyss", Babe (only seen parts), the end of Life of Pi and new King Kong.

I count having seen Avatar since I have already watched Ferngully.

I am in the same boat as Jim. Seen them all except Babe, Life of PI and only parts of King Kong.

re: Jim watch the directors cut of Abyss it makes more sense.


Life of Pi is worth seeing. Really a beautiful film. (My .02).
 
2014-02-01 03:00:48 AM  
Churchill2004

Thank you.
 
2014-02-01 05:46:39 AM  
Just to put this out there, Logan's Run won the 1976 Special Achievement Academy Award for visual effects.

Same award, different name ... but that movie never gets the credit it deserves, so I'm sticking up for it, dammit!

/I still think it's superior to Star Wars. Yep, I said it.
 
2014-02-01 06:08:36 AM  
Wonder why it only went from Star Wars on up, considering the ground-breaking technologies since the late 1930's, such as:
1. Original King Kong
2. War of the Worlds (George Pal)
3. Fantastic Planet
4. 2001
5. Logan's Run
6. Destination Moon
7. The Ten Commandments
8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
9 Earthquake
10. Poseidon Adventure (Irwin Allen's original)
11. Tora Tora Tora

and a few others...
 
2014-02-01 06:11:22 AM  

TheHopeDiamond: Just to put this out there, Logan's Run won the 1976 Special Achievement Academy Award for visual effects.

Same award, different name ... but that movie never gets the credit it deserves, so I'm sticking up for it, dammit!

/I still think it's superior to Star Wars. Yep, I said it.


I love Logan's Run but the effects are in no way superior to Star Wars....you are seriously high. This guy would agree with me, especially on the opening scenes...

static2.wikia.nocookie.net

"It's just a model"
 
2014-02-01 06:12:16 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: Sybarite: Blade Runner got robbed by E.T.

Amen, brotha!

Farking E.T. most over-rated move in history.


THIS..THIS in so many ways!
 
2014-02-01 07:33:10 AM  
I never liked E.T.

Also, while visually stunning, What Dreams May Come did lack somewhat in other aspects.  The sequences with Max Von Sydow were pretty good, though.
 
2014-02-01 11:26:56 AM  
Churchill2004

Have you ever seen a REAL river of molten gold to compare it to? How do you know that it doesn't look like that?

notsureifserious.jpg
 
2014-02-01 12:17:24 PM  
I never saw E.T.

Looked lame then and still does.
 
2014-02-01 01:32:24 PM  

Gunther: I mean, I guess I'm nit-picking, but usually I can overlook stuff like this in a film. What makes that scene so terrible isn't that one or two unbelievable things happen, it's that about fifty unbelievable things happen in quick succession. The movie suddenly turns into a Tom and Jerry cartoon.


Have to agree with that, they should have just stuck to one, maybe two films and left out all the idiotic CGI fests they used to make up the run time. I had similar complaints about Jackson's King Kong, he needs a good Executive Producers like in LOTR to keep him in line IMHO.
 
2014-02-01 04:36:39 PM  

Frothy Panties: TheHopeDiamond: Just to put this out there, Logan's Run won the 1976 Special Achievement Academy Award for visual effects.

Same award, different name ... but that movie never gets the credit it deserves, so I'm sticking up for it, dammit!

/I still think it's superior to Star Wars. Yep, I said it.

I love Logan's Run but the effects are in no way superior to Star Wars....you are seriously high. This guy would agree with me, especially on the opening scenes...

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x352]

"It's just a model"


That's what makes America great, though. I can wave my anti-Star Wars flag proudly  and accept that you disagree  ^_^
 
2014-02-01 04:38:43 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: I never liked E.T.

Also, while visually stunning, What Dreams May Come did lack somewhat in other aspects.  The sequences with Max Von Sydow were pretty good, though.


E. T.  was so bad that it deserved the Atari game that it got. I walked out of the show embarrassed to be a sci-fi fan.
 
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