Special Effects Sold As Fiction
Psychtronic scene from Soviet science fiction film 1959 source: trekfancvg
Special Effects Sold As Fact
You can usually tell that the rocket is a miniature by the way the smoke moves. The rocket smoke will look like it is moving too fast, It will appear to cover what would be a great distance in a very short amount of time, which would be impossible if the rocket were life sized.
Milestones In Missilery : American Missile Progress Since 1945 - Educational Rocket Launch Film source: Tomorrow Always Comes
Highly edited footage is proof of nothing.