The 2016 Oscars have some of the staunchest VFX competition in the award show’s history. (Either Star Wars or Mad Max better win, I swear to God.) But the entire 87-year history of silver screen special effects is equally stunning.
The folks from Burger Fiction compiled every recipient of the award into one 9-minute-long spectacle. Strangely, you learn some interesting things about cinema along the way. Like if you made a movie in the 40s and 50s that had water, planes, and/or space, you were likely a VFX shoe-in. Check it out:
Here are a few of the fine film selections:
- Wings (1927/28)
- Mighty Joe Young (1949)
- The War of the Worlds (1953)
- Ben Hur (1959)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- Star Wars (1977)
- Alien (1979)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Matrix (1999)
- Avatar (2009)
- Inception (2010)
- Interstellar (2014)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Just kidding, but it deserves it. Are you listening, Academy?
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