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4. 'Star Wars'
Director: George Lucas
Why: Before "Star Wars" the idea of fast spaceships battling each other through the open void of space in a believable manner was left to the daydreams of young Sci-Fi fans across the world. Lucas and his wizards at ILM brought a three-dimensionality to space that had been touched upon in "2001," but in a much subtler manner. "Star Wars" displayed galactic warfare as a WWI dogfight on an epic scale. And the world of cinema hasn't been the same since.
- Gregory Ellwood