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    The VES Top Fifty list

    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....


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    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.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    I think "The Matrix" should be number two instead of "Blade Runner".
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    Jurassic Park at #5 and T2 at #14?
    Bullsh**.

    And where is Episode 1? Jar Jar was an amazing achievement in special effects.
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    Where's Dark City? There's a movie that deserves more recognition.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidhuman View Post
    13. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
    How the hell does this come before T2???
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeEye7 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    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.
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