Asked • 04/06/19

Would special effects for early movie patrons seem real?

When I watched The Walking Dead on my 1080i HDTV, the special effects looked seamless. In other words, I knew what I was watching was fake, but it was hard to tell. When I upgraded to a 1080p HDTV, the show looked more like a Soap Opera and the Special Effects were not as impressive; mainly because the scenes containing CGI stood out like a sore thumb.Early black and white films with special effects have always seemed this way to me. However, I've only watched them on Television.If I were sitting in a 1950s movie theater, would my naked eye be able to distinguish real from fake using the technology from that era?

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Konrad A. answered • 01/27/22

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