“Movies, always the realm of fantasy, are now further removed from reality than ever. Actors do their acting in spandex suits on blank stages, delivering their lines to position markers and balls on sticks. Then an army of VFX artists transports them back in time, adds dragon companions or blows up their car. Audiences love it.” But in an interesting twist, the move to CGI-powered movies has moved the movie business away from Hollywood. And, unlike other industries, special effects studios aren’t moving to places known for their low costs. Think London and Vancouver. Here’s the NYT Magazine on Why Hollywood’s Most Thrilling Scenes Are Now Orchestrated Thousands of Miles Away. (If someone is saving money in London, you know special effects have to be involved.)