View Full Version : RIP Ray Harryhausen

05-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Just saw this on Kotaku.


05-07-2013, 12:52 PM
He's left quite a legacy. The Cyclops is an iconic monster in movie history.

RIP Mr. Harryhausen.

Waves of light
05-07-2013, 02:15 PM
Just posted on FB that I feel Medusa from the original film is still better than the cg remake. Obviously the latest version looked better, but I recently rewatched the original and it feels a lot more scary and tense. I don't know if that was because of the slower scene pace and the animatronics, but it just was.

Clash and Jason were just groundbreaking iconic films of my childhood.

RIP Mr Harryhausen.

05-07-2013, 02:23 PM
sad day indeed for film fans

05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Another legend crosses over.

Another who will be greatly missed.

05-07-2013, 02:58 PM
Very sad day indeed, another legend from my childhood has departed

Darth Mole
05-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Yeah... this ^

Gerry Anderson, Neil Armstrong, Richard Briers, now Harry. Curse you, time!!

05-07-2013, 04:03 PM
Long before CG there was stop motion animation and one of its greatest masters has passed away today aged 92. Ray harryhausen was a pioneer of film special effects, not just stop motion. His films will be watched and enjoyed by people for decades to come. I will miss him greatly :cry:

First time I met Ray:

Ray with a few friends at his 90th Birthday Celebration:

05-07-2013, 05:59 PM
Another great whose touch was already missed before he left us for good.

05-07-2013, 11:10 PM
One of my favorite things in Monsters Inc.


05-08-2013, 05:35 AM
I still remember how fascinated was I watching those skeletons fight. I had so much fun watching his work and I always wanted to do something like that myself. Quite a few of us are here just because Harryhausen and others excelled at animation.

05-08-2013, 10:16 AM
Have to share this! Incredible GIF!! Amazing... legendary.


05-08-2013, 10:21 AM
Have to share this! Incredible GIF!! Amazing... legendary.


That's Great! Thanx for passing that along.


Waves of light
05-08-2013, 10:42 AM
+1 good share.

05-08-2013, 02:17 PM
He will be missed! His work was really influential in my life. I'm old enough to remember going to see most of his movies in the theater!

Mr Rid
05-08-2013, 02:48 PM
“There’s a strange dream quality in stop-motion photography, like in ‘King Kong,’ that adds to the fantasy,” Harryhausen said in 2006. “If you make things too real, sometimes you bring it down to the mundane.”

Harryhausen Chronicles


Montage of creatures created by Harryhausen

05-08-2013, 03:09 PM
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, one of my all-time favorites. A true pioneer, his influence will continue to be felt for years to come.

05-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Good quote. Harryhausen's work always had great drama and a sense of the epic. Too much CGI today tries too hard to impress and the characters lack soul. Full of sound and fury signifying nothing. Ray's creations really seemed to breathe. Every gesture and expression counted.

I was privileged to see him interviewed in Bradford UK a few years back. It was refreshing to hear he didn't even keep notes when animating, it was all in his head. Even when working with hydras and armies of skeletons he could take a tea break then go straight back into his world.