Best Visual Effects – 1970

Official Nominations: Tora Tora Tora. Patton

Tora Tora Tora is the more action packed movie and has more obvious effects work – dated now of course, but fair for the time. Patton isn’t a film you think of when you think Visual Effects, but I get that they wanted to keep their nominations to certain types of movies.

My Winner: Tora!Tora!Tora!


My Nominations: Tora!Tora!Tora! Beneath The Planet Of The Apes. Kelly’s Heroes.

It’s a new decade and the first decade where computer generated wizardry would come to the fore. That is in a few years time though, so for now we are making do with those maestros of puppets and pyrotechnics. As such, we look to War and Action movies for spectacle – sci-fi and horror were out of popularity at this point. It’s slim pickings this year, even with the various War movies – Kelly’s Heroes and BTPOTA both feature fairly standard effects.

My Winner: Tora!Tora!Tora!

Let us know in the comments which film of 1970 has the best Special Effects!

3 thoughts on “Best Visual Effects – 1970

  1. John Charet June 28, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Great post ☺ I probably would have chose Tora Tora Tora as well. I just saw director/writer Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver yesterday. It opens in America today, but I got to see an evening screening of it yesterday. I really loved it. It is clever, exciting, funny and so much more. I do not know when it opens in the UK Since you live there, but when it opens, you have to see it because you will love it ☺ Anyway, keep up the great work as always ☺

    • carlosnightman June 28, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Yeah, I’ve seen the trailer and read a few positive reviews of it, seems like something I’d enjoy!

  2. John Charet June 29, 2017 / 2:51 am

    How great is it? Mark Kermode has left a tweet saying that he has seen it three times ☺

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