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Ray Harryhausen Passes Away Aged 93 [Pic+]

He was a legendary Visual FX and Stop-Motion Pioneer. Honestly, I thought he had already passed away.

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Ray Harryhausen Passes Away Aged 93 [Pic+]. He was a legendary Visual FX and Stop-Motion Pioneer. Honestly, I thought he had already passed away.
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BostonKaiser
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1137 Posts
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:28:51 PM
Damn. He did some great stop motion stuff. I think I'll go watch the original Clash of The Titans.

TheZigRat
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1318 Posts
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:11:54 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.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3039 Posts
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:59:44 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.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 5976 Posts
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:36:45 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=

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5651 Posts
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:48:09 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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