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Making Summer Movie Magic

Detail of poster for 'The Day After Tomorrow.'
Detail of poster for 'The Day After Tomorrow.'

The parade of summer movies is under way with The Day After Tomorrow. True to form, special effects play a big role.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Allan Magled, visual effects supervisor for Soho VFX, about the history and magic of his craft.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.