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10 Fascinating Blockbuster Set Photos Before the Visual Effects Were Added

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | March 6, 2013 | Comments ()


Reader Andrew S directed me toward Before FX, a revealing tumblr that specializes in behind-the-scenes photos of mostly green screens. I found the images fascinating for a couple of reasons: 1) They demonstrate just how unnatural the acting process must be in blockbuster films, and 2) how little credit we give A-list actors for their ability to interact and engage with green screens. It takes a hell of an imagination, I suspect, to picture a giant beast three feet in front of you and react accordingly. Prestige acting films films tend to have fewer visual effects, and more interaction among real actors, but I suspect the degree of difficult is amplified if you're wearing a silly costume with sensors all over it and swinging punches at imaginary demons.

We'll start with the 10 below, but there are scores more photos to examine over on Before FX.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II


Resident Evil: Retribution


Adjustment Bureau


John Carter


Les Miserables


Captain America: The First Avenger




Sucker Punch




Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl


Kick Ass


Pajiba Love Express
Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)

Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)

Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his Pussy Posse Wolf Pack were on the douche prowl in NYC. (Lainey)

Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)

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