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an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)

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Special effects have been used in films since 1895.
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Douglas Trumbull, one of those responsible for the training film, was hired by Kubrick as one of four special effects mavens on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This summer's blockbuster special effects may have you hiding under your seats.
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