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R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen - movie effects legend dead at 92

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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Breaking news.


Special effects master on fantasy films including Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans dies at the age of 92.Easily one of the most innovative film makers in the history of Hollywood

R.I.P Ray Harryhausen.

www.guardian.co.uk...




posted on May, 7 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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Wow, I'm surprised the old guy was still alive. He'd made a thousand movies before I was even born--and I'm 62.

Well, he deserves a rest....



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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He was awesome! And funny I can look at those movies now and laugh and I know my kid does but I swear it seemed real to me when I was younger!



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by abeverage
He was awesome! And funny I can look at those movies now and laugh and I know my kid does but I swear it seemed real to me when I was younger!


No kidding. When I was a kid those crappy effects could keep me awake with light on well into the wee hours. And that was even after my older brothers had told me how it was done--not that I believed them....



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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The skeleton fight sequence in Jason and the Argonauts was one of my favourite movie scenes during my early childhood and well into my teens.

Magical, exciting and simply unforgettable, even after all these years.



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by MisterMiyagi
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The skeleton fight sequence in Jason and the Argonauts was one of my favourite movie scenes during my early childhood and well into my teens.

Magical, exciting and simply unforgettable, even after all these years.


Exactly--one of the scenes I was referring to. Scared the bejeebus out of me....



posted on May, 7 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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i really did love his work.


i still do...I loved this type of animation. I still think it's scarier than some effects we use now.
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posted on May, 9 2013 @ 08:12 AM
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He was a great friend of Ray Bradbury, and we lost him not too long ago as well. If I recall, Harryhausen had a very good collection of old movie props. Thanks, this is the first I've seen of this sad news (I check the "Life in legacy" website every couple of weeks to see who has died that I may have missed).



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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My heart sank a little when i saw the news in yesterday's paper... Jason and the Argonauts will be a classic for ever if you ask me, and as soon as it's on telly next i cant wait to sit through it with my boy. if he does not enjoy it, he can sleep in the garden
and i hope it rains.

Harryhausen made some movies that just totally made my childhood and they remain with me to this day, hats off to him!



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 09:40 AM
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Such an innovator. I'm still a huge fan of "organic" effects...even though they may not be convincing in this day and age with all the CGI (which I am not a huge fan of. Especially when practically every element of a scene is generated digitally) training our brains and eyes. I have an app on my phone for creating "stop motion" videos if that says anything?

I have spent many hours with a camera and "characters" working frame by frame under the influence of this man and many others. May he rest in peace.

"Stop Motion" from the 70s-(not Harryhausen but you'll see the influence, and this is also the film that
allegedly inspired the Evil Dead
EQUINOX



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Thanks, Ray. You were a big part of my childhood.

You know, things being what they were back in the 1970's, I saw all of your movies on the small screen. From Jason And The Argonauts to First Men In The Moon. You can't imagine how seeing your movies on the old Zenith Trinatron affected me...

I hope you are R.I.P. at 24 frames a second.



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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R.I.P



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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He was mentioned in Monsters Inc.

The restaurant that Billy Crystal's character is supposed to make reservations for, is called "Harryhausen's"

Useless knowledge for the day.






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