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Qexit
06-29-2007, 05:37 AM
Just thought we needed a bit of good news on the forums ;) There are very few true 'living legends' in the World today, Ray Harryhausen :bowdown: has earned and richly deserves the title in return for the films he has produced, the work he continues to do and the inspiration he has provided to so many people over the years. I hope he enjoys a great 87th birthday today and that there will be many more to come. I will be raising a glass of wine in celebration this evening before sitting down to watch one of his classic movies.

Happy birthday Ray :) :beerchug: :dance:

Dodgy
06-29-2007, 05:45 AM
Yup, Happy Birthday :)

cresshead
06-29-2007, 06:04 AM
yeah defo!:thumbsup:

Ray Harryhausen was the entire effects DEPARTMENT on most of his films which makes watching the endless credits roll by with some effects film look quite inefficient in their delivery!:D

http://uk.gizmodo.com/argonauts.jpg

http://www.sfhomeworld.org/images/makeContact/sfmFeatures/RayWeb.jpg

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Mythology/Images/TalosJason1963.jpg

http://www.technofile.com/images/one_million_years.jpg

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/519J34D0ZZL._SS500_.jpg

v1u1ant
06-29-2007, 06:28 AM
Oh man i loved jason and the agronauts and all those skelegons. Cool as.

Qexit
06-29-2007, 07:15 AM
Just in case anyone has forgotten, or doesn't know, what the great man looks like:

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/3417/rayharryhausenskeleton012ba.jpg

and a magic moment for me:

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2379/bestmerhymir016te.jpg

cresshead
06-29-2007, 05:44 PM
the guy's awesome...I must collect more of his films on dvd.

Qexit
06-29-2007, 06:06 PM
Sounds like a plan to me :thumbsup: The only one missing from my collection is 'Mighty Joe Young' as that is still not available as a Region 2 release but all of his other films are. I watched 'Golden Voyage of Sinbad' this evening. Great creature animations from the Maestro, wonderful performance from Tom Baker (which reportedly secured him the role of Doctor Who) and Caroline Munro ...er...well ....just being her gorgeous self :heart: :D

cresshead
06-29-2007, 06:43 PM
watched ''first men in the moon'' again...neat film...next up earth vs the flying scaucers!....retro sci fi!

Qexit
06-30-2007, 04:17 AM
...next up earth vs the flying scaucers!....retro sci fi!I keep promising myself that I'll build/model one of the saucers and aliens from that film as I have enough reference material available, they are both pretty much inorganic (which suits my modelling skills) and ...er...because I can :D

P.S. Where did you get the Saucer poster shot from ? I haven't seen that one before.

cresshead
06-30-2007, 04:51 AM
re poster..google search on ray.

sean hargreaves
06-30-2007, 11:26 PM
Yeah...remember on the Magic Roundabout when Dougal and Zebidee had an argument and......wait, hold on, thats not Harryhausen...sorry!

sean hargreaves
06-30-2007, 11:28 PM
The Minoton from Eye of The Tiger ranks up there.

Happy Birthday Ray.............:beerchug:

Qexit
07-01-2007, 03:37 AM
Yeah...remember on the Magic Roundabout when Dougal and Zebidee had an argument and......wait, hold on, thats not Harryhausen...sorry!Sean, I did warn you not to accept any of those carrots Dylan was handing out :D

gatz
07-01-2007, 04:06 AM
HBD Ray!