What would Hollywood films look like without the special effects?
Back in the day, what you saw on the sceen was generally what was filmed at the time. This is especially amazing when you consider films such as The Wizard of Oz or Ben Hur. Think about he monumental effort, along with the types of people, skills and craftsmanship required, to make those impressive stages and mass together the casts for those films. Wow ...
Nowadays it's all done by computer. Even films with what should seemingly be simple backgrounds are often filmed in front of a bluescreen and sprayed with computer generated special effects afterwards. Sure, it's a different type of skill, and this type of work requires a lot of 'manpower' to make it happen, but it's a lot less impressive than the filmsets of old.
Here's a taste of the types of tricks used by Hollywood producers these days.
Do you appreciate the effort required to make movies today, or do you miss the look and feel of older films?