100 Years of Visual Effects In 5 Minutes 6 Seconds

15 Feb

For any critic that complains about special effects today, you just need to watch the video below to realize how far we have come. People complain movies are too CGI, or not enough. Be happy with the technology that is available today people.

Not every movie name is mentioned as the video plays, so here are the list of them, in order shown:

(1900) The Enchanted Drawing
(1903) The Great Train Robbery
(1923) The Ten Commandments
(1927) Sunrise
(1933) King Kong
(1939) The Wizard of Oz
(1940) The Thief of Baghdad
(1954) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(1956) Forbidden Planet
(1963) Jason and the Argonauts
(1964) Mary Poppins
(1977) Star Wars
(1982) Tron
(1985) Back to the Future
(1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1989) The Abyss
(1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(1992) The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
(1993) Jurassic Park
(2004) Spider-Man 2
(2005) King Kong
(2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
(2007) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
(2007) The Golden Compass
(2008) The Spiderwick Chronicles
(2008) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Quite a few are missing that should be included, like LOTR’s. Hello!

Sidebar: I know the music that plays during this video, but for the life of me cannot remember the name. If you know who it is please let me know. It’s driving me crazy. Thank you.

Edit: Thank you to Vivian for naming the song: Rods and Cones by Blue Man Group

3 Responses to 100 Years of Visual Effects In 5 Minutes 6 Seconds



February 15th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

This is a great post. I remember being captivated by Jason and the Argonauts and the genius of Ray Harryhausen. Some of the current CGI is pretty impressive too. I wish I could help you with the name of the song, but I don’t know what it is either.


Vivian Cruz Juárez

June 22nd, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Hi, the name of the song is ” Rods and cones” from the Blue Man Group



June 22nd, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Thank you so much for the info!!!

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