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Kidhuman
06-22-2007, 03:33 PM
The VES(visual effects society) compiled a list of the TOP 50 movies which changed special effects. Below are the rankings.

THE VES 50 (Duplicate numbers indicate a tie)
1. Star Wars (1977)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. The Matrix (1999)
5. Jurassic Park (1993)
6. Tron (1982)
7. King Kong (1933)
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
9. Alien (1979)
10. The Abyss (1989)
11. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
12. Metropolis (1927)
13. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
15. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
16. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
18. Titanic (1997)
19. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
20. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
20. E.T. the Extraterrestrial (1982)
22. Toy Story (1995)
23. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
24. The Ten Commandments (1956)
25. The War of the Worlds (1953)
25. Forrest Gump (1994)
25. Citizen Kane (1941)
25 The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
25. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
30. The Terminator (1984)
31. Aliens (1986)
32. Mary Poppins (1964)
33. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
34. Forbidden Planet (1956)
35. Babe (1995)
36. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
36. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
38. King Kong (2005)
39. Planet of the Apes (1968)
40. Fantastic Voyage (1966)
41. Jaws (1975)
41. Ghostbusters (1984)
43. Sin City (2005)
44. Superman: The Movie (1978)
45. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
46. The Lost World (1925)
46. Return of the Jedi (1983)
48. What Dreams May Come (1998)
49. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
50. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1958)
50. The Fifth Element (1997)



Lucas has the entire OT for damn good reason. Harrison Ford claims 4 of the top 20(20 % aint bad) movies, and Yes GG, Citizen Kane makes this list also....


Discuss

JediTricks
06-22-2007, 05:12 PM
On a quick skim, that list looks pretty solid really. Darby O'Gill & The Little People was the only oddball, but I'm sure Sean Connery doesn't want us to think about that too much.

Citizen Kane has that transition from miniature rainy rooftop through the skylight, that's incredibly innovative for its time and still holds up today, not like the little people working on the scaled down cardboard plane at the end of Casablanca. :p

General_Grievous
06-22-2007, 06:01 PM
I think "The Matrix" should be number two instead of "Blade Runner".

Rocketboy
06-22-2007, 11:17 PM
Jurassic Park at #5 and T2 at #14?
Bullsh**.

And where is Episode 1? Jar Jar was an amazing achievement in special effects.

JediTricks
06-23-2007, 04:02 PM
Where's Dark City? There's a movie that deserves more recognition.

General_Grievous
06-23-2007, 05:13 PM
13. A Trip to the Moon (1902)


How the hell does this come before T2???

2-1B
06-23-2007, 05:53 PM
They forgot The Phantom Menace.

TeeEye7
06-23-2007, 09:43 PM
Man, that list is all over the dial! I wonder what criteria they're basing their selections on? We're talking photographic effects (like blue screen), stop-action, CGI just to name a few.

stillakid: what's going on here? What's your opinion?

Kidhuman
06-23-2007, 09:45 PM
Man, that list is all over the dial! I wonder what criteria they're basing their selections on? We're talking photographic effects (like blue screen), stop-action, CGI just to name a few.


Its supposed to be a list of the top 50 movies that changed special effects for the industry. I would imagine it includes all the above that you mentioned. The reason why its all over is because of the way each movie set new standards for SE.

UKWildcat
06-23-2007, 10:00 PM
Where's Dark City? There's a movie that deserves more recognition.

It's good to see that I'm not the only one who believes this.

TeeEye7
06-24-2007, 11:05 AM
Its supposed to be a list of the top 50 movies that changed special effects for the industry. I would imagine it includes all the above that you mentioned. The reason why its all over is because of the way each movie set new standards for SE.

I guess I need to clarify a little (and I think you may already have answered it KH). I was wondering since there are several types of visual effects, does this list reflect a representation of the fifty best films in general (meaning the 1-50 has no particular value as to its rank) representing various effects, or is the Society putting forth it's opinion as to the fifty films in rank of importance. If it's that latter, I'd like to know the criteria for their decisions. I'm very curious about that process, if, in fact these are ranked films in order of their perceived importance.

Kidhuman
06-24-2007, 12:43 PM
I would believe it is in the order of importance to the movie industry. I would like to know what factored into the decision as well.