Wednesday, May 8, 2013

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

I'm in a process of watching the most iconic films in different genres and I was really curious to see Jason and the Argonauts for the amazing skeleton sequence. That is absolutely brilliant... The genius behind the special effects in those days is inspiring... So, it was with great sadness that yesterday's news that Ray Harryhausen has passed away. He was one of those pioneers in VFX, an inspiration for George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton or Peter Jackson.

Jason and the Argonauts







Clash of the Titans






Mysterious Island




20 Million Miles to Earth




7th Voyage of Sinbad







The Animal World




The Beast From 20 000 Fathoms






One Million Years B.C.





Mighty Joe Young




The 3 Worlds of Gulliver




Earth vs. The Flying Saucers




Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger







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