Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for his very first movie role, that of the unstoppable Terminator in the movie of the same name, and his acting of the character is so good we can all very easily recognize him as a robotic character. But when the skin on his body sloughs away and the robotic skeleton appears to hunt down Sarah Connor, it’s still quite shocking.
Nowadays plenty of CGI would have been used to make things easier and try to make them look more real, but back in the late eighties, they didn’t really have those options.
The Glory of God is Pretty Light
Some directors work extra hard to make sure every detail of their movies are perfect, and there's no director that does such good work like Steven Spielberg. In 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark', this attention to detail was everywhere, except for one unique instance.
'The Ark of the Covenant' is known to be quite heavy, requiring multiple people to carry it with any safety. So when Indy and his helper find it buried and need to remove it out from under Nazi noses, a few changes had to be made.
All Things Practical
We see the truth of the matter in this image, which shows just how much work and dedication was put in by the "Terminator" cast and crew behind the scenes to bring the cyborg-centric story to life.
Of course, it's impossible to create a movie with such amazing scenes like 'The Terminator' without using at least some special effects, but before computer graphics took the lead, these practical effects were the easiest way to do it. We're going to see plenty more examples before we're through here.
Satyrs Show Love
The magical world portrayed in the film, which is created in Ofelia’s head, is thanks to a large amount of green screen!
Costuming and makeup were of course used well to help along the real-feel of the film, but a lot of the magical creatures were CGI. What clearly wasn't CGI was the bond between the actors off-screen.
Fawning Over the Visuals
'Pan's Labyrinth', by acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, is full of incredible sights, a magical story that mixes wonder and darkness in equal amounts, and a few unforgettable characters – no matter how hard viewers might try.
Not only is there the faun, the satyr character that provides our main heroine with the direction she needs, but we also have the pale man, a nightmarish figure with a blank face and eyeballs set in the palms of his hands.