Let the magic take you away as Nitehawk honors the pioneering special effects house, Industrial Light and Magic this June.
Nitehawk’s ILM series features four films selected from their 300-plus credits that illuminate the dawn of CGI and practical effects at their zenith resulting in some of the best effects work of a generation. Willow (1988) has the first rendered morphing sequence mixed with classic optical effects while The Abyss (1989), with its amazing model work and use of forced perspective photography, also contains the first 3D modeled character The Pseudopod Water Tentacle. Jurassic Park (1993) produced the first fully computer rendered dinosaurs used in concert with some of the most elaborate animatronics ever created and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), well, there’s no CGI is this one. The mine-car chase sequence in Temple of Doom reminds us all what can be achieved with a 35mm SLR camera, some red lights and painted tin-foil - must be seen on the big screen!