ILM Celebrates 40 Years of Making Movie Magic: Watch Now!

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The photo below from Wired magazine would be enough to send jaws dropping. But the story that accompanies it about the 40th anniversary of iconic special effects house Industrial Light and Magic is equally as astounding.

ILM 40 Years Photo

The team at George Lucas’ ILM has been responsible for some of the most memorable movie special effects moments of all time, as evidenced by some of the non-human guests on the above photos, from the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and BB8 of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the Ghostbusters' ghoul, E.T. and Yoda.

And the “who” of the who’s who that is on the cover and quoted in the article is equally as stunning. Lucas is joined by Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, J. J. Abrams, Michael Bay, Ron Howard and more.

Check out the video below of the short history of ILM and prepare to be amazed.

Watch Jurassic Park online and watch Ghostbusters online for just a few of the amazing works of ILM.

And here’s to another 40 years of movie magic! 

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Steven Spielberg has been in the film industry for nearly 40 years, and is thought as one of the most influential people in his field. He is a studio entrepreneur, as well as a direction, screenwriter, producer, and video game designer. In addition, he is a co-founder of the DreamWorks movie studio.

Filming and directing was always a passion of Spielberg's. When he was young, he would make films with his friends and charge kids 25 cents to watch his homemade videos.

After college, Spielberg took an unpaid internship with Universal Studios, where he made his first film Amblin'; he named his production company later in life, Amblin Entertainment, after this.


Spielberg's name is attached to so many films, however his most famous films include Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Gremlins and its sequel, The New Batch, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the Future and its two sequels, The Color Purple, The Goonies, The Land Before Time, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Hook, Jurassic Park and the sequels to it, Schindler's List, Casper, Twister, Men in Black, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, The Mask of Zorro, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, War of the Worlds, The Legend of Zorro, Memoris of a Geisha, Munich, Transformers and its two sequels, Eagle Eye, The Lovely Bones, and Cowboys and Aliens.


In addition to his outstanding job directing and writing for the big screen, Spielberg's name is also attached to many television shows. Some of his shows targeted for the younger audience include Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Pinky & the Brain. He has also recently produced Falling Skies and Terra Nova.


Steven Spielberg is notorious for his work, and has won hundreds of awards throughout the past four decades!

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