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Ray Harryhausen Dead?

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Date of Death: May 07, 2013
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Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen (born June 29, 1920) is an American visual effects creator, writer and producer. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." Among his most notable works are his animation on Mighty Joe Young (with pioneer Willis O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects) (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. Before the advent of computers for camera motion control and CGI, movies used a variety of approaches to achieve animated special effects. One approach was stop-motion animation which used realistic miniature models (more accurately called model animation), used for the first time in a feature film in The Lost World (1925), and most famously in King Kong (1933). The work of pioneer model animator Willis O'Brien in King Kong inspired Harryhausen to work in this unique field, almost single-handedly keeping the technique alive for three decades. While O'Brien's career floundered for most of his life – most of his cherished projects were never realized – Harryhausen achieved considerable success. Harryhausen

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  • Jambles avatar Dec-11-2017, 13:48:21

    RT @videodungeon: If you had a SUPERPOWER, what would you have? I would want the power to raise Ray Harryhausen skeletons out of the groun…

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    RT @videodungeon: If you had a SUPERPOWER, what would you have? I would want the power to raise Ray Harryhausen skeletons out of the groun…

  • ⚑ avatar Dec-11-2017, 13:38:47

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's 'Little Red Riding Hood' (1949) https://t.co/tfU0x1sbwV

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    If you had a SUPERPOWER, what would you have? I would want the power to raise Ray Harryhausen skeletons out of the… https://t.co/0SsrqedAh9

  • Andy Hosegood avatar Dec-11-2017, 13:11:18

    @Ray_Harryhausen I've cast my vote, but will also watch First Men in the Moon!!

  • Claire Jopling avatar Dec-11-2017, 13:09:17

    RT @Ray_Harryhausen: Which of Ray Harryhausen's classic films will you be watching over the holidays? If your favourite isn't listed in the…

  • Zach Sally avatar Dec-11-2017, 12:52:03

    RT @TikiAmbassador: “For someone who grew up on Famous Monsters magazine and Ray Harryhausen, I just couldn’t believe how much fun we were…

  • Naaaade avatar Dec-11-2017, 12:51:18

    @Ray_Harryhausen Cannot choose between them, love them all x x x x

  • Actrices Poderosas avatar Dec-11-2017, 12:41:30

    @Ray_Harryhausen Es el mejor cine.

  • Ray Harryhausen avatar Dec-11-2017, 12:40:23

    RT @Ray_Harryhausen: Which of Ray Harryhausen's classic films will you be watching over the holidays? If your favourite isn't listed in the…

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