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Ray Harryhausen Dies

2takesfrakes

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Report this May. 08 2013, 1:42 am

The Harryhausen family announced his death
via Twitter and Facebook on May 7, 2013.
The Mirror quoted Harryhausen's website,
saying his "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."


OtakuJo

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Report this May. 08 2013, 3:55 am

In all honesty my first reaction to this was to be surprised that he was still alive.


But Ray Harryhausen was a great influence on sci-fi and fantasy FX -- if not directly, then through his inspiration -- even today.


I loved watching Jason & the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans as a kid.


Also Pixar's tribute in Monsters Inc.


http://pixar.wikia.com/Harryhausen%27s


Someone who has truly done a lot for the world of entertainment.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

miklamar

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Report this May. 08 2013, 11:04 am

His Jason And The Argonauts, and the ancient dinosaurs in a couple of movies, really made those films at the time!  He was a truly innovative creator, and he will long be remembered for his amazing contributions.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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