This is The Optical. We’re revisiting the history of VFX films and technology through the lens of Cinefex magazine.
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Cinefex Associate Editor Joe Fordham joins us to discuss the making of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, we try to figure out how E.T.’s innards worked, and discuss Spielberg’s unproduced Night Skies.

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