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Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen dead at age 92

#1 SilentBob50023   Kneel Before Zod CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  


Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:14 PM


If you're a film buff at all, you'll know his work. His stop-motion stuff is legendary, and directors like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Peter Jackson all cite his films as crucial antecedents for their work. Modern day animators often slip homages to him into their films, like the Harryhausen piano in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Harryhausen’s restaurant in Pixar's Monsters Inc.

#2 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   6897 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

This is a serious bummer. I studied the hell out of this guy in school and his movies had some insane impact on my desire to become an animator. We lost a big one here :(

#3 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3604 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

Really sucks, I am a big fan of his films. Jason and the Argonauts and Mysterious Island are fantastic.

#4 mitch079   Slaving away at Vandelay Industries. CAGiversary!   9704 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  


Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:53 PM

The man is a legend. Sad to hear this. RIP.

#5 detectiveconan16   Batbutt. So Jealous. CAGiversary!   5737 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  


Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

He may be gone, but his work will live on through the ages. It's just so amazing to watch his movies, from Clash of the Titans to Jason & the Argonauts to Sinbad. You have to wonder how much persistence he had in creating those magnificent scenes. It is a lost art, not only with creating movement, but creating such magnificent and beautiful creatures that spring to life at 24 frames a second.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

He'll always remind me of this

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