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The Optical

By Mark Boszko

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A journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We'll talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and hopefully have a fun time doing it.

Customer Reviews

Excellent discussions about vfx movies

This podcast discusses visual effects through the years up to the present with a focus on Cinefex magazine since its beginnings in 1980. Excellent podcast with interesting guests (sometimes fellow fans, but just as often professionals in the industry). Check it out if you're interested in special effects for movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Star Trek, Blade Runner, ET, Jurassic Park, The Avengers, etc. Well done, Mark Boszko! I've listened to all 21 so far. Looking forward to the next one.

Nostalgic magic

Love this show. Makes me feel like a kid watching those old star wars documentaries about kids making their own special effect shots. Give incredible insight and one of a kind interviews with the people who were there making this stuff happen.


Love the concept of following along with the classic Cinefex issues. The guests/host do a great job of adding interesting discussions and insight about visual effects and film-making from an industry point of view.

Can't wait for more episodes.

The Optical
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