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Date: 05/07/13 06:49 PM

13 Responses to Ray Harryhausen Passes Away Aged 93 [Pic+]

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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    May 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    Link: Ray Harryhausen Passes Away Aged 93 - He was a legendary Visual FX and Stop-Motion Pioneer. Honestly, I thought he had already passed away.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Ahhhh. That`s very sad. He made my childhood magical!

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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    May 7, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    R.I.P. I love your movies.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Sadly, in later years he fell on hard times and resorted to doing porn.



    I kid. He`s great, I loved his movies. He inspired thousands if not millions.

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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    NOOO!!!!!!!! yeah i thought he was already dead too.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    RIP, Ray. Since I was a little kid, I`ve always loved your work. I can still remember going to the local movie house and buying my ticket for 50 cents (and paying with a silver half dollar) to see The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts (after which I named my first band), and First Men in the Moon.

    CGI has made stop-motion obsolete, at least in the eyes of the studio accountants; hell, even Wallace and Gromit have gone digital. But it was great while it lasted.

    Oh, and LOL @Gerry!!! :-O
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    7th Voyage of Sinbad.
    I must have snuck into that movie a dozen times.
    Just couldn`t get enough of it.

    Epic Trailer
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    OldOllie: Stop motion was made obsolete first by blur motion, and then by CG. The first Star Wars had excellent miniature work, and the only difference was that they moved the pieces during each frame. Had Ray stumbled on the technique, his work might have lost the unrealistic jerkiness that always characterized it. Still, most of us have an affection for an old movie or two that bear his stamp.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 4:36 am
    @ Gerry: I LOVE that trailer of yours; thanks for the link.

    "See the dance of the Cobra-Woman--and feel her deadly slithering embrace!"

    ~Squrlz munches popcorn, rapt~ =O.O=
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    May 8, 2013 at 4:59 am
    Just the name Harryhausen conjures up such great memories. I remember seeing "Jason & the Argonauts" when it first played in the theater. Watching that skeleton fight for the first time as a kid, when it was brand new, was a memorable experience.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    May 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    He Will Be Missed... He made some of my Favorite Movies. Earth vs flying saucers. Golden Voyage of Sinbad. And almost made The War Of The Worlds but George Pal beat him in the contract.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    Damn. He did some great stop motion stuff. I think I`ll go watch the original Clash of The Titans.

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