Best Visual Effects – 1976

Official Nominations: King Kong. Logan’s Run.

We didn’t quite get official nominations this year, but we did get two separate special achievement awards for the films mentioned above. King Kong isn’t exactly the leap forward in effects that the original was and of course it has dated, as has Logan’s Run. The animatronics give Kong emotive expressions and character while Logan’s Run has lots of anti gravity, flashing lights, and holograms.

My Winner: King Kong

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My Nominations: King Kong. Logan’s Run. Carrie. The Omen.

Next year is the biggie, the start of modern effects as we know them, or at least it is the major turning point. There aren’t too many films which rely on visual effects or have something new or unique aside from the official winners this year. Carrie mixes visual effects with De Palma’s editing and directing to make for a powerful ending. The Omen has some of the all time great movie deaths, thanks to some sterling effects work – set-pieces which still retain their power and shock value today.

My Winner: The Omen

Let us know your winner in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Best Visual Effects – 1976

  1. John Charet August 31, 2019 / 1:41 am

    I would choose either King Kong or Logan’s Run 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  2. nscovell August 31, 2019 / 2:22 am

    Can you think of any other movie that was released that had that King Kong effect of using large props to make people seem small? At least up until Honey I Shrunk The Kids and Lord of The Rings? I know there might be a few but to that large scale value… I can’t think of any.

    • carlosnightman August 31, 2019 / 7:29 am

      I’m sure the TV show Land Of The Giants must have done something similar, a lot of movies with miniatures and models would use scale and putting stuff in the foreground/background to get the same effect.

      • nscovell August 31, 2019 / 10:34 am

        All I know is I would do anything to have something like that as a Halloween decoration.

      • carlosnightman August 31, 2019 / 8:26 pm

        Sounds like the sort of thing that would be rough on your spine

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