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13 movies with the best traditional or miniature special effects

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

With the release of "Jurassic Park" in cinemas, it seemed that a great change had been made to start a new era of visual effects on cinema screens. . Films such as "The Matrix" and "Avatar" and several other works in between and after, all enhanced the effect of special effects and graphics. However, traditional and functional miniatures are by no means forgotten.

The most important task of visual effects is to make the audience believe that what they see on the screen is as real as the actors themselves. Today, using small models can achieve the desired result, which of course is not always cheaper. Not all of the smaller models in the 13 films were the size of dollhouses, and many were bulky and large, and one was as high as 40 feet.

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13. Star Wars: Part 1 - Ghost Threat ( Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: George Lucas
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 52 out of 100
  • IMDb points per movie: 6.5 out of 10
miniature effects, despite the large number of special effects and graphics we saw in the previous trilogy (compared to the original trilogy). Complex small complexes were built to convey the depth and breadth of the universe and new cities in distant galaxies. The "ghost threat" miniatures are in amazing places.

The racetrack and the alien spectators sitting on the seats are real. Various other elements and items were also made on a smaller scale to make the scene look as real and authentic as possible. The same technique was repeated for the city of Nabu, and a small corridor with a blue screen was built to accommodate digital characters.

12. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death ( Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Actors: > Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 84 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for movie: 7.5 out of 10

Indiana fans Jones and the Temple of Death vividly remember the moment the miniatures were used in the film. Indy (Harrison Ford) and his friends must escape from the members of the Tagie cult. They have only one way and they have to get out of the underground temple and pass through a mine with narrow and crooked paths quickly and take the risk. This sequence has its own charm even today for many reasons.

The mine chase sequence was the result of the use of action figure models and miniature tricks. The camera should slow down when shooting such a scene so that the image matches smaller parts. You may only notice the unreality of this sequence when the images of Indy and his friends fighting with the cult members are put together and you watch and examine them closely and carefully.

11. Casino Royale ( Casino Royale )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Actors: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mickelson
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 94 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for the film: 8 out of 10

In Daniel Craig's first appearance as Agent 007, the film should be A great sequence would end. Vesper (Eva Green) is in serious danger after developing her romantic relationship with the band. The gang fights with the leaders of the enemy forces to reach Vesper, who is trapped in an elevator and inside a palace that sinks under water. In this film, which was a kind of re-launch of this old franchise, the gang was introduced as a more vulnerable character. The film makes the situation as uncertain as possible, and it is unclear whether the gang will succeed. These buildings looked great even in behind-the-scenes footage. These models are developed with other elements in the film and are so natural that their artificiality is not known at all. It makes perfect sense to use this old style and appearance for a symbolic and old character who does not intend to retire.

10. True Lies ( True Lies )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: James Cameron
  • Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold
  • Release Date: 94
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 70 out of 100
  • strong> IMDb rating for the film: 7.2 out of 10

Jimmy Lee Curtis in the film as a naive wife And Innocent played a super spy played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two are caught in a terrorist plot in Florida, in which Schwarzenegger does his best to save his wife, who is trapped in a limousine. This scene takes place on the Seven Miles Bridge in Florida Keys. Part of the bridge explodes before Arnold's wife is rescued so that terrorists do not reach the other side of the earth.

In this sequence, Seven Miles did not explode. Of course, while watching the movie, you might think that this scene was real. A model was designed and built with explosives and smaller versions of the cars of evil people. But the work of miniature effects did not end there. Two other scenes used the trick, a jet flying over the Florida skyscrapers at the end of the film and a winter chase at the beginning of the film.

9 . Blade Runner ( Blade Runner )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Edward James
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 89 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for movie: 8.1 out of 10

Blade Runner 2049 ( Blade Runner 2049 )

  • Director: > Dennis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Anna de Armas
  • Release Date: 2017
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 88 out of 100
  • IMDb Movie Score: 8 out of 10

The future of cyberpunk and all the glamorous images in both of these sci-fi movies They are seen, they are not real. If we look closely at the scenery of this city, we find that this area is full of buildings, many of which seem to be compacted and built on top of others. One of the reasons this space is so unpleasant is because it looks so real. The neo-noir city of Los Angeles is portrayed differently in this film, thanks to models of buildings and flying vehicles.

Both films used this style of visual effects in different moments. Vehicles are miniature during flight scenes in both versions of the film. The Great Pyramid of Tyrell was part of these miniature effects in the original film. In the more modern sequel to the film, the Los Angeles Police Headquarters, most of the city space, and even the garbage dumps were built using miniature collections, despite the advanced visual and graphic effects that could be used. Creating these elements definitely takes a lot of time and attention, and of course we should not forget that this technique made the film more realistic.

8. ( Inception )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Raton Tomitosis Score: 87 out of 100
  • Score IMDb to the movie: 8.8 out of 10

In "Indoctrination", a team of thieves enters a man's mind They try to penetrate his subconscious. To create incredible moments of dream worlds that break the laws of physics, special graphic special effects were used. But not all of these images relied on graphic work. The main characters at the end of the film have to penetrate a strong hospital on top of a snow mountain to guarantee their theft. The hospital and the surrounding landscape are destroyed by explosives, which help the characters wake up from a deep sleep. But there was an additional element. In addition to a life-size hospital, a small hospital was built for a specific purpose. The real explosions took place in a 40-foot-tall hospital next to a small mountain. V like Vendetta ( V for Vendetta )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: James McTaig
  • Actors: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving , John Hurt
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Raton Tomitosis Score: 73 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for the movie: 8.1 out of 10

He, an anarchist wearing a Guy Fawkes mask Planning to eradicate the regime that has taken over Britain in an anti-utopian future is in trouble. He loses his life for this purpose and his body is transported by a train car that is his final message. The train, which is fully equipped with explosives, explodes as it passes through Parliament and the Big Ben Tower.

Of course, the Big Ben Tower was definitely not destroyed by this movie. Instead, a series of explosions destroyed a much smaller version of the tower. This model is 30 feet high from Big Ben and the old Bailey model seen in the previous episodes of the film is 20 feet high. Debris and other destructive effects were later added to the images while editing, but the explosions were quite real.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ( Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 81 out of 100
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  • IMDb rating for movie: 7.6 out of 10

Watch Witch School The first film in this series looks huge. But first and foremost, we have to thank the factors that carefully designed it and made it look bigger. Hogwarts was a small model, but it was still a great and sophisticated miniature. There were huge towers, crosswalks, and additional grounds around the castle, as well as an indoor bridge used by many of the film's most popular characters.

Forty people worked on it to make sure Hogwarts looked good and ready for filming. Due to the narrative needs of the story, 20 modelers often had to retouch this iconic castle during the filmmaking years. They updated the series with something new in each new movie. Hogwarts was designed to be as tall and spacious as it should have been.

The Dark Knight )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Actors: Christine Bell, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Raton Tomitosis Score: 94 out of 100
  • strong> IMDb rating for the film: 9 out of 10

Heath Ledger's role as the Joker draws the attention of all film audiences The deceased actor won an Oscar for his role after his death. This evil clown turned life into hell for Batman. "Dark Knight" is a very valuable work due to its exciting action scenes. Here, as in "Indoctrination," director Christopher Nolan tried to make less use of graphic and computer work.

He used small miniatures to chase cars through tunnels. One of these scenes is where Batman quickly crashes his car into his enemy garbage truck and spins again to head for the Joker. While watching "Dark Knight", you may not notice at first glance that the machines in these scenes are not real, and this is the beauty and charm of the miniature work that is hidden before our eyes.

4. Independence Day ( Independence Day )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Roland Amrish
  • Actors: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblam, Bill Pullman
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 68 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for movie: 7 out of 10

In this movie, aliens invade Earth and places like They destroy the White House and the Empire State Building. In the aftermath of these explosions, the cities and the surrounding areas were supposed to turn into hell. All of those sights were ruined thanks to the elaborate models that were definitely designed the size of a typical doll house. Engel, Douglas Smith, Kelly Payne and Joe Wisxill were brought. "Our firefighter, the late Joe Wisxell, and the miniature supervisor, Mike Joyce, were preparing a miniature of the building," Engel told the Hollywood Reporter. 15 and 5 feet high performed exceptionally well. "This model was basically a gypsum shell attached to a metal body and had separate floors, with furniture and other details inside." Impossible ( The Impossible )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: . Oh you. Bayonne
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Naomi Watts, Ivan McGroger
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: 81 out of 100
  • IMDb Movie Score: 7.6 Of 10

The film is based on a true story, in which families are struggling after a devastating tsunami. The wave that the hotel is destroying seems real and terrible. This fact is due to the creation of a fake but somewhat real tsunami inside a water tank in which a smaller model of the hotel where the family was staying was placed.

When filming, only one camera in It was placed inside the tank to film the water flood and the destruction of the hotel. This technique had much less risk and risk of rebuilding the stream. Several other examples of wave damage in the film have also been made thanks to the water tank.

2. Wizard of Oz

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: Victor Fleming
  • Actors: Judy Garland, Jack Haley , Ray Ballger
  • Release Date: 1939
  • Raton Tomitose Score: 98 out of 100
  • IMDb rating for the movie: 8 out of 10

A tornado around the empty and desolate area of Dorothy's house in Kansas is born and he is transported to the colorful city of Oz. The film was made in 1939 and therefore has no graphic or computer effects. Several years before the film was made in 1930, real images of a tornado were recorded, but in any case, this weather phenomenon had to be somehow reconstructed in the film without relying on separate archival videos.

The film made many viewers think of meteorology as their dream job. The end result was achieved thanks to a long piece of muslin fabric, which was easily formed and restored the flexibility and rotation of a real tornado. This scene was filmed in a separate space and was later placed in the background of the actors' images and was one of the most expensive scenes in the whole film.

1. Star Wars: Part 3 - Revenge of the Sith ( Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith )

BingMag.com 13 <b>movies</b> with the <b>best</b> <b>traditional</b> or <b>miniature</b> <b>special</b> effects

  • Director: George Lucas
  • Hayden Christensen, Evan McGregor, Natalie Portman
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Raton Tomitoz Score: > 80 out of 100
  • IMDb points per movie: 7.5 out of 10
Obi-Wan and General Greaves fight to the death in the Battle of Utapao in "Seth's Revenge." The pit location of this scene looked real and was designed as a smaller set. Viewers can watch all the intricate layers of the stone city of Otapao by holding the images of the film. The volcanic barren land of Mastafar was even more amazing. The ground was angular and sloping for a special reason. The fake lava glowed along the crevices, thanks to under-scene lights, and eventually spilled into the river. A certain slope was required to move these lavas.


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