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Osi Osgood
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From: Mountian Home, ID.
Registered: Jul 2005

 - posted May 10, 2018 11:56 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That wanted section post about "Poltergeist 2" reminded me of what I think was one of the best ever special effects I have ever seen in a film, even to this day, and that is the house inmploding and being sucked into the "demonic vortex" (so to speak) near the end of the first film!

I have never seen any behind the scenes footage as to how they did it, and there is a part of me that doesn't want to know and keep it a mystery, but I have always been fascinated with that special effect (back when special effects meant something beyond CGI), and I have always LOVED that special moment of film history!

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Mark Davies
Film Handler

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From: Stourbridge, UK
Registered: Jan 2018

 - posted May 10, 2018 03:18 PM      Profile for Mark Davies   Email Mark Davies   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I love the film, and have just watched it just to remind myself and yes, ground-breaking possibly.

Although, for myself, the kitchen scene and the bathroom scenes are what I always remember the most.

Kitchen scene in particular is enough to put anyone off KFC.

I've watched a few classic this week actually (having a week off), American Werewolf in London, Close Encounters, ET and now Poltergeist.

MMM.. what to watch next..

Kind Regards Mark.
[Edit] Forgot Jurassic Park..
[Edit Edit] Decided on The Abyss

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