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From 'Metropolis' to 'Terminator,' the movies that inspire Hollywood's VFX experts

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Visual effects have been wowing audiences for over a century. From Georges Méliès' iconic 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon, to virtually every modern-day blockbuster you can name, effects form a vital part of the magic of cinema. With that in mind, Empire magazine has spoken with a number of VFX experts, asking them to name the mind-blowing effects that influenced them to get involved in the field. While some moments, such as Terminator 2: Judgement Day's liquid metal T-1000 reveal, will likely be familiar to you, there are many surprises in the 15-item list. Each selection has an explanation of the scene in question, what it means to the person that chose it, and includes a video clip highlighting what makes them so special. Head over to Empire for the full list.