14 Iconic Movie Effects Made From Random, Ordinary Stuff

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Hollywood effects technicians have a lot of sophisticated, nearly magical tools at their disposal. Yet somehow those aren't enough to get the job done. Sometimes they have to rely on ordinary crap they have lying around to create iconic, memorable visual and audio effects.

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