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The Dark Knight

From The Dark Knight (2008), this shot depicts a semi-truck flipping over in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Building and city's banking district.

This movie stunt from The Dark Knight is impressive for several reasons. But perhaps the main reason is that it is achieved via practical special effects (as opposed to visual effects). A practical effect is created physically, without the use of CGI or other post-production techniques. 

In short, the crew literally flipped a Mack truck on the streets of downtown Chicago. 

Read more here about how the director, Christopher Nolan, and his stunt coordinator, Paul Jennings, pulled off this memorable special effect.



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