Is it still possible to make a blockbuster Hollywood film without using computer-generated images?

This is extremely rare today. One of the latest is probably Steven Spielberg’s War Horse in 2011.

The film tells the story of a young man who follows his horse across the battlefields of the First World War.

Spielberg insisted on making the film without computer-generated images. Which is a real feat when we see the number of battle scenes and their realism.

The film nevertheless includes 3 shots containing computer-generated images (where horses are injured during a battle), for a total duration of 3 seconds.

Spielberg agreed to use the process so as not to endanger the horses during filming. These computer-generated images were therefore not a convenience for the director, but a precaution for the safety of the animals.

“What I’m most proud of with this film,” Spielberg said at the release, “is that there’s no CGI. Everything we see really happened. »

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