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Vanilla Sky

Release Date: 12/14/2001

Production Company: Paramount Pictures

Director: Cameron Crowe

Visual Effects Supervisor: Kevin Mack


Near the end of this film, David Aames (Tom Cruise) rises to the top of a skyscraper via a glass elevator with a green screen background. The background was replaced to show the scenery outside and when Aames reaches the rooftop he is surrounded by the ‘vanilla sky’ of a Claude Monet painting, a CG replacement created by Digital Domain.