Live Poll: Best Visual Effects Winners in IMDb Top 250

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If this poll is going live, than Perez-25366 has start 2 polls in this series and I have done the next 2.
There are more categories (sound, editing, make up, acting) so maybe it's nice if somebody else does the next 2 and so on. I really like that idea, that we together make this series.

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With great optical effects (a bluescreen, digital animation, in-camara techniques) and mechanical effects (explosions, scale models, robotic devices), these films created an amazing realistic view and brought home the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. All of these movies became famous for their inventive and innovative techniques.
 
Which of these winners of the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects (in the IMDb Top 250 as of Aug 19, 2017) has shown the most stunning visual effects for its time?

My list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020374491/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/xKmv7rZiL3Y/

Live polls:
Best Cinematography Winners in IMDb Top 250 (by Hoekkie)
http://www.imdb.com/poll/oDJfNue1Tgk/...

Best Original Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250 (by pere-25366)
http://www.imdb.com/poll/-X4Z4JQhBL4/

Best Adapted Screenplay Winners in IMDb Top 250 (by pere-25366)
http://www.imdb.com/poll/s80s2SlGHrk/...
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For its time, probably 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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2001: A Space Odyssey

'Well done intro and good poll! : )
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Interstellar (2014)
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LD,

If I recall correctly, you have a background in visual effects and/or animation. I believe you would enjoy this book:

The Science of Interstellar
by Kip Thorne (Author), Christopher Nolan (Foreword)

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Science-Interstellar-Kip-Thorne/dp/0393351378

World Cat:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/science-of-interstellar/oclc/929754087
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Very nice!  Looks very insightful, understanding outer space FX in movie.  The audio book is available which is perfect for me - multi tasking ( work on art while I listen to audio book).   I got Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind  but I never got around to it, audio book wasn't available. https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Psychology-Dark-Side/dp/1454917369  Thanks so much for recommending this, I'll keep it mind for my next  amazon purchase .  :)
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LD,

The Science of Interstellar has a lot of illustrations that help illuminate the text. The audio book should be fine for a first pass, but I highly recommend checking out the print version from the library once you've listened to the audio book. I included the World Cat listing to make it easier for you to find a local library with a copy.

One of these days, I will complete reading
Gravitation
by Charles W. Misner (Author), Kip S. Thorne (Author), John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/Gravitation-Charles-W-Misner/dp/0691177791/
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Great news!

3 scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering gravitational waves, a breakthrough that validated Einstein’s relativity theory
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers
By DENNIS OVERBYE
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:59 AM EDT

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/science/nobel-prize-physics.html

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

How did The Big Bang Theory crew manage to get Stephen Hawking for an episode?
https://www.quora.com/How-did-The-Big-Bang-Theory-crew-manage-to-get-Stephen-Hawking-for-an-episode

Hawking did an interview with TV Guide Canada and they asked him if he would like to be in The Big Bang Theory as a guest star, and Hawking answered, that he would.

When the TBBT producer Bill Prady heard that, he advised his science consultant David Salzburg to find someone in the science community who could contact Hawking.

Salzberg contacted Kip Thorne from the California Institute of Technology, who is a friend of Hawking. He sent him a message, Hawking replied and Bill Prady got his number and did an skype interview.

The Big Bang Theory producers send Hawking the script and they worked together for a scene in the episode "The Hawking Excitation“(5x21)

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Congratulations Hoekkie on your 47th live poll!
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