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    RIP Ray Harryhausen

    A pioneer and visionary in the field of films and special effects.



    RIP.

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    Had not seen this. He was a true genius and special effects visionary.

    Really glad that some folks here know who he is and appreciate his talent. RIP.

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    Kids today would no doubt laugh at the special effects handiwork of Ray Harryhausen since technology has leapfrogged light years ahead, but growing up I was awestruck at watching movies where skeletons would come to life and engage in sword fights, or other mythical creatures (cyclops) would do battle with mortals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkwayjet1 View Post
    Kids today would no doubt laugh at the special effects handiwork of Ray Harryhausen since technology has leapfrogged light years ahead, but growing up I was awestruck at watching movies where skeletons would come to life and engage in sword fights, or other mythical creatures (cyclops) would do battle with mortals.
    honestly, i much prefer this type of special effects than a lot of the crappier CGI.


    with the new camera/editing technology, i'm sure they could smooth out the "stop-motion" look that plagued these techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Had not seen this. He was a true genius and special effects visionary.

    Really glad that some folks here know who he is and appreciate his talent. RIP.
    Completely agree with all sentiments expressed here, in particular the bold.

    RIP.

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    He was like the king of ancient-world-movie-monsters. RIP

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    He was the guy who was far better than the Gary Moores of his industry.

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    There were few things I looked forward to more as a kid than The 4:30 Movie on WABC, especially when it was a monster-themed week that included films with Harryhausen's handiwork. The Sinbad movies, The Valley of Gwangi and Mysterious Island were favorites.

    RIP.

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