Cinema: Lights! Camera! Special Effects!

The Wizards At Ilm Are Making the Movies Dazzle

Hollywood's magic moments used to be mostly quiet ones: Rick telling Sam to play it again in Casablanca, Charles Foster Kane muttering his dying "Rosebud" in Citizen Kane. The memorable screen moments of recent years are more, well, eye-catching. A fleet of rebel spaceships enters the Death Star for a climactic battle against the Empire's forces in Return of the Jedi. The shards of a stained-glass window are transformed into a sword-wielding knight in Young Sherlock Holmes. Runaway mine cars career at a breakneck pace through hairbreadth twists and turns in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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