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Dr Susannah Kirby @susannahkirby
most engrossing thread you'll read all day: "practical effects" in movies. twitter.com/DJ_Link/statusโ€ฆ
David Amador @DJ_Link

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David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
In The Matrix they couldn't hide the camera in doorknob reflection, so the camera still shows but they tried to disguise it with a coat to match Morpheus tie. pic.twitter.com/LB6V8aNT2i
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@Gypopothomas When watching this scene my attention is always drawn to the right side, both Neo hand and the reflection. Crazy how itโ€™s hidden in plain sight
kobus @TheKootj
@DJ_Link Awh can you please keep going forever with this thread?! Loving it
David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
In Unthinkable (2010) there's a scene where someone defuses a Nuclear Bomb using Excel, and it's just random letters!!! pic.twitter.com/0gexK5gGUh
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Sid returns in Toy Story 3 as the garbage man pic.twitter.com/dhbqxsKyfy
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The 2002 Resident Evil movie final scene is made by copy-pasting one chunk and flipping it along the street, pay attention to the firetrucks pic.twitter.com/AZ9JXtAo6v
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Zazu in Lion King (1994) said Scar would make a handsome throw rug, in Hercules (1997) you can see him throwing a pelt that looks exactly like Scar pic.twitter.com/ss8OPyVUv7
David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
In Jurassic Park (1993) for the famous water cup scene, Steven Spielberg wanted timed concentric rings, starting from the center, moving its way out. For this they placed a guitar string through the car and had someone lay under it and pluck the string pic.twitter.com/YiUuC2482b
David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
In Fight Club (1999) according to director David Fincher every scene in the movie has a coffee cup, usually from Starbucks pic.twitter.com/C2ROkQUr3Z
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In John Wick 1 and JW 2 there are two instances where John enters the Continental from a similar angle. They were filmed with a ~3y interval but timeline in movie is only few days. Notice the cars in both are in same position, attention to detail by scene composite? pic.twitter.com/8rfTNvUHwS
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Back to the Future (1985) foreshadows Doc hanging from the hands of the clock tower, around 1m into the movie you can see a photo that illustrates that scene. pic.twitter.com/aAzop44XpW
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In The Lord of the Rings (2001), Hobbits being smaller was achieved via practical effects. For example the scene where Frodo and Gandalf are on the cart sitting side by side, to simulate it cart was built in a way that Frodo was further from the camera, so he looks smaller. pic.twitter.com/MobeuFHnZ2
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Terminator 2 (1991) had some practical effects with the help of Linda Hamilton's twin sister. When Sarah cuts a hole in T-800 head it's a model of Schwarzeneggerโ€™s head in the foreground, the real Schwarzenegger plays his own reflection, and Lindaโ€™s twin sister mimics her moves pic.twitter.com/RcTrCDsW6P
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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) the bread scene is a practical effect that took the team 3 months to come up with. They molded an inflatable bread, it was deflated underneath the liquid and then slowly inflated it and sucked out the liquid with vacuum pumps pic.twitter.com/SVKt4zC9WY
David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
For the famous Star Wars (IV-V-VI) opening crawl they used a camera moving along a physical model slightly tilted. It was difficult and time-consuming to get a smooth scrolling effect, and they needed one for each language (German, French, Spanish etc). pic.twitter.com/Vd6O2BSqsv
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Escape from New York (1981) 3D wireframe city flyby was a crazy-expensive effect to pull off in CGI back then. James Cameron was part of the effects team, they applied reflective tape to a matte-black model of the city, used ultraviolet lights, and flew a camera over the model pic.twitter.com/wTM7Vnbum5
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Tron (1982) was shot in black and white, sets were made of black fabric with white duct-tape for markers, the glow was later hand-painted onto every frame, imagine the work!! In this video we can see a test using a white suit with black markers for the glows pic.twitter.com/fl9U87bsBu
David Amador ๐Ÿ™ @DJ_Link
In 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) the floating pen sequence was made by gluing the pen with transparent duct tape to a giant glass and just moving it around, camera focused on center so you can't see the edges. pic.twitter.com/1BYwRkmJOl

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