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“A unique resource detailing the developments and use of special effects in the American movie industry, this title is well indexed and illustrated with 366 entries. It covers Academy Award-winning special effects movies, groundbreaking techniques, equipment, and devices, special effects houses, and pivotal figures in mechanical and visual special effects, makeup, creature design, directing, and stunt work.”–“Outstanding Reference Sources,” American Libraries, May 2001.Offers brief biographies, definitions of studio jargon, descriptions of special effects techniques, and descriptive lists of effects used in specific films.

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