25 Special Effects That Were Straight-Up Old School

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We're quick to fill in the blanks behind the craziest effects we see in movies by wondering at what they can do with computers these days. But as it turns out, there's nothing but old-fashioned ingenuity and elbow grease behind some of the most memorable movie moments of all time.

Here are some impressive examples of old-school movie magic you might have missed -- or taken for granted.

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Casablanca (1942) FAKE PLANE SMALLER THAN A REAL ONE SMALL PEOPLE DRESSED UP AS AIR CREW The ending wasn't filmed in a real airfield, but on a sound s

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Star Wars (1977) ANGLED CAMERA RUNNING ON A TRACK The iconic opening crawl was created by filming a print placed under a glass PaNel. CRACKED.COM

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Predator (1987) The Predator's blood is a mixture of K-Y Jelly and glow stick fluid. The same effect is still used in the sequels.

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