1902

Hollywood’s ability to manipulate millions is born when it is discovered that a bunch of absolute morons believe A Trip To The Moon is real

1982

Steven Spielberg achieves the iconic “flying bike” scene in E.T. by repeatedly launching 11-year-old Henry Thomas into the air and simply playing the sequence in slow motion

1999

The Matrix’s elaborate slow-tracking shot captures the closest thing to emotion the public will ever see on Keanu Reeves’ face

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2008

Few crews have been able to induce headaches in audiences as fast as the effects team on Speed Racer was able to

2013

Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi thriller Gravity shows that with state-of-the-art special effects, any script can be overlooked

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