17 August 2010

National Science Week 2010: A History of Special Effects

Science Fiction is all about pushing the boundaries - especially when it comes to technology. You can track the developments in special effects technology over time by viewing these Sci Fi movies:

The Lost World (1920)
Metropolis (1927)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Alien (1979)
Tron (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Terminator (1984)
Predator (1987)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Matrix (1999)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Avatar (2009)

You can find out more about special effects technology by searching the Library catalogue. To request titles for the ACT Public Library, go here: http://www.library.act.gov.au/mylibrary/Suggests