Another film great passes - Ray Harryhausen

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    Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen dead at age 92

    All his films, maybe some not as good as the others, are all still among my all time favorites. I still enjoy watching them to this day as they've lost none of their magic. RIP RAY.
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    A pitty indeed John!
    One of my all-time fav. is Jason and The Argonauts, a truly gem in its own genre.
    RIP Ray, mission accomplished...
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    Jason and The Argonauts is a favorite of mine too. RIP Ray.
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    hmmm never heard of his movies will check them out. RIP.
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    What are you 16? :D Ever heard of this guy named Tim Burton? The stop motion films he directed (Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc...) are a direct result of Ray's influence. In Monsters Inc., the restaurant they went to was called Harryhausen's.
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    Nightmare Before Christmas is on Netflix for sure and possibly also Prime. Coraline is another good one - done by the animator for the Burton ones; not sure if that one is on either, but I don't think so.

    If you are going to watch Harryhausen though, just find Jason and the Argonauts. Old, but still fun.



    From coraline. This is the longest, most complex single stop motion animation sequence ever done. Note that it isn't that long. IIRC, they said it took months just to shoot this sequence. (this one is unfinished).

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    Man, I loved when they would play those movies on "SciFi Saturday" when I was a kid. Those films are all cult classics.

    RIP Ray :(
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    "Creature Feature" was our Saturday show. I watched it as often as I could.
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