Ray Harryhausen Passes Away Aged 93 [Pic+]

Submitted by: bacon_pie 4 years ago in

He was a legendary Visual FX and Stop-Motion Pioneer. Honestly, I thought he had already passed away.
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Male 1,206
Damn. He did some great stop motion stuff. I think I`ll go watch the original Clash of The Titans.
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Male 5,179
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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Male 7,031
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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Male 6,227
@ 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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Female 6,381
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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Male 38,483
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Male 38,483

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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Male 15,832
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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Male 3,437
NOOO!!!!!!!! yeah i thought he was already dead too.
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Male 38,483

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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Male 1,793
R.I.P. I love your movies.
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Male 38,483

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

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Male 3,061
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