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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