27 Mind-Blowing Explanations Behind Movie Special Effects

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 it turns out there's nothing but old-fashioned smoke and mirrors behind some of the most memorable movie moments of all time. We asked our readers to give us their favorite examples of movie magic we might have taken for granted. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Mister_Z

ReAlly. This PhOToPlasty ShOUlDn'T hAve MADE The LIST... .. Because These Bees AREN' T SPECIAL effect. hey! DID METION ThAt UIRSLOLA MADSEN IS ALLER9I

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APOLLO 13 Seriously? Like real Zero G!? The whole movie!? Haha! How..? -CRACKED COM

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Entry by jcterzin

CRACKED GON 24 YEAR OLD PAINT AND PERSPECTIVE STILL LOOKS BETTER THAN FCKING ALLENS.

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Entry by Alex Race

CRACKED cO COM The tornado in The Wizard of Oz is just a lady's silk stocking strung up and twirled around by a fan. htpljoumalschapmanecuosindoxphp

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Entry by dardafdti

To creat CG characters, actors wear special markers to capture their motion. So this: EDO DEODD D-D: aa: o:. a:ape Becomes this: http:llwwww.dvdtalk.c

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Entry by zastrozzi

Real Omar Sharif Man in Land Rover driving round in circles to raise dust Line of swept sand to draw the eye CRACKED'COM

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Entry by J.M.S

No CGI was used in the corkscrew jump performed in The Man with the Golden Gun Jay Milligan, who had performed the jump before, was called away befo

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Entry by peachykuehn

27 Mind-Blowing Explanations Behind Movie Special Effects

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Entry by monkeybird

In Jurassic Park the sounds made by these guys... actually... were

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CRACKED CON COM THE TARDIS x au r LANDING SOUND IS MADE BY KEYS SCRAPING ON PIANO WIRE

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Entry by ALosophy

27 Mind-Blowing Explanations Behind Movie Special Effects

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This Chevy Lumina, supposedly driven by Tom Cruise's character in Days of Thunder, was fully -prepared and officially entered in some NASCAR races to

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Entry by The_Nomad

27 Mind-Blowing Explanations Behind Movie Special Effects

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CRACKEDCO CON For a battle scene in which a bridge is destroyed, the producers of this WW2 epic actually built a bridge in Yugoslavia and blew it Up.

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Entry by thebreak

Androids & Bad Milk While shooting the scene where Bishop gets impaled by the Alien queen in Aliens. Lance Henriksen caught food poisoning from the mi

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Entry by Sulaco

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Entry by Murray Blanc

CRACKED.COM RIDLEY SCOTT: INSIDE THE EGG YOU CAN SEE MOVEMENT THAT IS MY HANDS IN RUBBER GLOVES. ALIEN (1979) empireonline.com

27 Mind-Blowing Explanations Behind Movie Special Effects

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In Scanners, a prosthetic head was filled with dog food and rabbit livers... ...then shot from behind with a 12 gauge shotgun

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Entry by Mike Bedard

Sean Connery almost got his crotch torched off in Goldfinger: Special effects man, Alfred J. Luxford, was under the table with an acetylene torch, cut

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Entry by mightyzamfir

How did Spielberg film those gory effects of maiming in Saving Private Ryan? AMPUTEES!- shopp CRACKEDGO COM httplwww.imdb.comtitleto120815trilva

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Entry by maluba

When filming Star Trek's space jump scene, the actors were suspended upside-down, and kept passing out from blood rushing to their heads. Finally, J.J

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Entry by Joh20XD6

In Predator his blood GRACKEDcO COM was made from glow stick and K-Y Jelly. A fresh batch was always on hand because the blood would quickly dry up li

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Entry by Danzy

Source: e:http://www.yesterland.com/casablanca.html The airplane in the background is a small wooden cut-out on a sound-stage. The fog is smoke used t

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Entry by bazooka

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) For scenes when the title character has shrunk to less than two inches tall and is beneath a leaking water heater,

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Entry by anakedjew

In The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke's character hides a piece of razorblade in his wrist tape to use when the time is right. This is a tried-and-true tec

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Entry by ALosophy

ET. CRACKED COM 's face was modeled after... THE ExTra-TERrestrial Poet Albert a Carl Sandburg Einstein and Pug Dog Can you see the li'l fella? http:/

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