Tuesday, May 7, 2013
RAY HARRYHAUSEN ( 1920 – 2013 )
When I was young, most kids did NOT know who directed their favorite movies. But, they DID know the names of the special-effects folks, and Ray Harryhausen's name was probably the most famous.
I still remember the first time I saw JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, and how thrilled I was.
Ray Harryhausen's work was legendary, and he will be missed.....
Quotes from the LOS ANGELES TIMES.....
"Ray Harryhausen, special-effects legend, dies at 92"
"Ray Harryhausen pioneered stop-motion animation, creating classics such as 'The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,' and 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.' Without his work, 'there never would have been a "Star Wars" or a "Jurassic Park,''' Steven Spielberg said"