We Break for Nobody

SFX magazine conducted a poll to find the greatest ever special effect, and Star Wars comes out on top for the opening scene of A New Hope.

Only four of the effects in the top ten were created digitally. Other pre-CGI honorees include the climax of 1933’s King Kong (#2), the skeleton warriors from 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts (#4) and the chest buster from 1979’s Alien (#9.)