I happened upon a link through another forum listing the greatest film effects on film, the majority were as you'd expect,
modern stuff, what amazed me was the total omission of any Willis O'Brien or Ray Harryhausen films, the latter kept fantasy film alive
when others were otherwise indulged, the former saved a studio from being bankrupt with "Kong", that aside, some of the choices astound me, no offence to Disney fans, but the clip from "Mary Poppins", Julie Andrews on a wire, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" again the clip showed clearly trumpets etc on wires, this apparently was
nominated, as was "Marooned", if you want to see examples of blue matte lines, you hit the jackpot with this stinker, even mismatched
lighting on spaceship to Earth, Daniel Fapp should be ashamed, so called effects man! This also was nominated and won an Oscar over
the film that "Jurassic Park" based its dinosaurs movements on, seeing as no one had actually seen how these creatures move, Harryhausen was the man, never mentioned in dispatches, only when a "special" was called for, and "how they loved his work", "Gwangi"
was cruelly robbed, since then, Oscars are meaningless to me, Disney have the most appalling effects in their later vehicles, have a gander at their saucer in their "Witch Mountain" episode, very poor for a multi million $ company. Oscar ceremonies are a load of back pissing crap, not worth air time, I do not have a bit of interest since then. Fixed.