Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ray Harryhausen

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen! Famous for his imaginative stop-motion FX in countless film classics, his unique personal touch adds a visual strength to motion pictures as no other technician has, before or since. Born this day in Los Angeles CA in 1920.

6 comments:

Horror pariah said...

One of the world's most truly ingenious fx mavens,all hail.so what's your favorite monsters of his people?,i quite like the dragon in 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

Dr.Phibes said...

I'm a big fan of 20 Million Miles to Earth.

Karswell said...

The skeleton army in Jason and the Argonauts and the Cyclops in 7th Voyage. If Ray had scultped Caroline Munro in Golden Voyage of Sinbad I'd include her here as well.

jimm said...

the best, 'nuff said

Anonymous said...

I MISSED THIS SOMEHOW YESTERDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY!! I PICK THE SKELTON ARMY TOO, DOESNT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT FROM ANY MOVIE EVER.

Fred said...

Ray truly revolutionized the effect industry, and the influence he has had on younger film-makers has caused the impact to increase like ripples in a pond.

Ray was the greatest actor to ever appear in his movies, through his living creations.