Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013)


10 comments:

Mr. Karswell said...

RIP :(

Tony said...

A true legend and one of my biggest childhood heroes has left us.
Very sad news indeed.

Liz D-M said...

Need a "sad" rating here. Sad day indeed. RIP Mr. Harryhausen.

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Mr. Karswell said...

My own mind blown introduction to Harryhausen's genius was also with Mighty Joe Young at a very young age, which to this day I'll still never forget... and then shortly after with the monsteriffic Sinbad and Argonaut films. A few years ago I had the opportunity to blow my own kid's mind with the skeleton army scene from Jason-- another day I'll never forget.

RIP Ray Harryhausen, I'll forever cherish meeting you at SDCC 10 years ago and discovering how kind you were to all of us that stood in line for hours to shake your masterful hand.

Trevor M said...

Well there was a guy who only inspired a couple million people to try and be filmmakers at the earliest age possible...

JMR777 said...

A wizard of stop motion, a true wizard that would have made Merlin honor him as a master. It is sad news, but he had a long life and I can only hope it was filled with joy and happiness. Goodbye Mr. Harryhausen, your gifted work at times gave computer generated images and graphics a run for their money.

Brian Barnes said...

Word is we also lost Dan Adkins this week. Another bad week for sci-fi and comics.

Mr. Karswell said...

Indeed we did, Mike Howlett, author of the Weird World of Eerie Publications book announced it on Facebook yesterday

Mykal said...

Karswell: I will always consider the immense Talos stalking the Argonauts along the beachhead, dwarfing the men and the landscape - and the rest of the mortal world - as a pivotal moment for me. Ah, what power! What magnificence movies could hold!