Director: Nick Castle

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Film:The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

Nick Castle

At the time of its original release in 1984, this modestly budgeted sci-fi excursion had the distinction of offering some of the first examples of purely computer-generated animation, an apt (and frugal) special-effects solution for a movie with a plot line rooted in computer games. Both the computer-generated visuals and the arcade game now look quaint, but writer-director Nick Castle’s affable, good- hearted adventure holds up nicely, thanks to a clever premise—the title game is actually a test for prospective starship pilots, planted by embattled aliens under…

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