36 Awesome Low-Tech Tricks Used in Movies

As you may have noticed, we love to dissect movie effects here at Cracked. That's why we asked our readers to show us the shockingly simple tactics behind executing some of the most visually complex scenes in film history.

The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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