Ray Harryhausen, dies, May 7th 2013
As of the passing of special-fx wizard, Ray Harryhausen, I’d just like to show my tribute by listing all of the wonderful movies he has worked on in his many years. Although he hadn’t worked in the field in his later years, he was a creative inspiration to modern animators such as Tim Burton, Jim Danforth, Sam Raimi and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit)
Thankfully, Ray was finally recognized for his creative body of works with an Honorary Academy Award in 1992. He passed away Tuesday in London at age 92. Thank You, Ray, for your wonderful gift to the history of motion pictures.
Monster and Sci-fi films
Mighty Joe Young (1949) (Under the supervision of Willis O’Brien)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
The Valley of Gwangi (1963)
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
The First Men in the Moon (1964)
Earth vs. The flying Saucers (1956)
The Animal World (documentary) (1956) (all dinosaur sequences)
Mythology and Fantasy
The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Mysterious Island (1961)
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
Sinbad and The Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Jason and The Argonauts (1963)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
If you were to purchase any of these films on Blu-ray or dvd, they are loaded with excellent documentaries, interviews, and behind the scenes features.
The full dinosaur sequence of The Animal World is one of the special features on The Black Scorpion dvd.
Other posts featuring Ray Harryhausen films:
Creature Features – Dinosaurs Invade
Creature Features – There be Giants
The Legacy of Kong
I liked him 😦
Yeah, me too. If you get a chance, stop back by the post, I just added a gallery.
It’s hard to put into words just how much Mr Harryhausen’s work meant to me as a kid, and even now as an adult. RIP.
Yes, wonderful imagery that, even though you know its fake had a certain fantasy magic to it, that CGI seems to not have in many cases. If you get a chance, stop back by the post I just added a gallery.
Excellent gallery. So many memories.
Great special effects, genius.
Most of my favorite films from my youth were Ray’s movies.
I don’t know the name, but I recognize some of the movies. I remember seeing “The First Men in the Moon” as a young boy. I loved that movie!
Oh, you gotta check these out and know that it was Ray that brought these magnificent creatures to life!
May he rest in Peace! I loved watching “Clash of the Titans” when I was a child. I think I asked my poor parents to rent it for me from our local video store about a hundred times.
I did the same thing with The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Just wanted to mention that Rachel Welch gets all the attention in One Million Years BC, but Ray’s dinos are awesome, probably the best dinos he did in his career. Check out the detail in those first few photos!
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Some really superb screenshots! Harryhausen was truly one of a kind; his Imagination and creativity knew no bounds! Practical effects is where it’s at man!
Such an incredible talent and he brought out the wonder and grace in movies. Ray had a great affection for movie magic. Great post! The pics are amazing too. Good job. RIP Ray!
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