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    Default RIP Ray Harryhausen

    The Harryhausen family regret to announce the death of Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects pioneer and stop-motion model animator. He was a multi-award winner which includes a special Oscar and BAFTA. Ray's influence on today's film makers was enormous, with luminaries; Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Landis and the UK's own Nick Park have cited Harryhausen as being the man whose work inspired their own creations....


    RIP Ray Harryhausen: 1920 - 2013 - ComingSoon.net

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    Oh no...Long time coming but I have dreaded this day. Truly one of my idols from childhood to adulthood. You picked the best clip gmg, but there are so many others. A truly sad day.
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    I just noticed that was my 1,000th post.

    Go Kings!

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    Truly sad day. Have always loved that Pixar honored him with all the nods from Monsters, Inc. RIP Mr. Harryhausen and know that you entertained many, many people!

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    R.I.P. Visual Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen (1920

    Tributes have been heaped upon Harryhausen for his work by his peers in recent years.

    “Ray has been a great inspiration to us all in special visual industry. The art of his earlier films, which most of us grew up on, inspired us so much.” “Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no STAR WARS”
    George Lucas.

    “THE LORD OF THE RINGS is my ‘Ray Harryhausen movie’. Without his life-long love of his wondrous images and storytelling it would never have been made – not by me at least”
    Peter Jackson

    “In my mind he will always be the king of stop-motion animation”
    Nick Park

    “His legacy of course is in good hands
    Because it’s carried in the DNA of so many film fans.”
    Randy Cook

    “You know I’m always saying to the guys that I work with now on computer graphics “do it like Ray Harryhausen”
    Phil Tippett

    “What we do now digitally with computers, Ray did digitally long before but without computers. Only with his digits.”
    Terry Gilliam.

    “His patience, his endurance have inspired so many of us.”
    Peter Jackson

    “Ray, your inspiration goes with us forever.”
    Steven Spielberg

    “I think all of us who are practioners in the arts of science fiction and fantasy movies now all feel that we’re standing on the shoulders of a giant.
    If not for Ray’s contribution to the collective dreamscape, we wouldn’t be who we are.”
    James Cameron
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    Ray Harryhausen <br>1920 - 2013 - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    Harry Knowles with a nice little obit. I know the effects look dated to those that grew up on cgi, but Harryhausen was the be all and end all during my childhood. The Sinbad movies were just event movies. And Jason and the Argonauts is top 10 in my list of Desert Island discs.
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    this one... it stings.

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    RAY HARRYHAUSEN WILL LIVE FOREVER!!! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

    Sorry, yesterdays post was just the news, here is the obit...and it sums things up nicely.

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    Many years ago I did some very short films, using some similar techniques. The amount of time it took to shoot even 30 seconds of stop-motion animation was incredible. He was as much a master as Picasso or Van Gogh. I may have to plan a film festival for myself this weekend.
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    Stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen remembered

    another nice remembrance. Look...if you aren't familiar with the man and his work and cannot understand what us old dudes are raving/crying about, check out a few of his movies. Try to divorce yourselves from the sad sterile computer polish of today's movies and look at these films with a child's eyes. The man was a magician. In post #8 Harry Knowles makes a point about how Harryhausen made a creature sympathetic to his 9(?) year old nephew. That's what he did. He imbued humanity in all of his creations and THAT'S what made them so special. No easy feat at 1 or 2 frames a minute.

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