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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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  • Stuart Curran avatar Oct-21-2017, 12:31:13

    The Ray Harryhausen exhibit at the Tate was fab though. Amazing concept art for the movies he never got to make due to Star Wars success.

  • Peter A. Martin avatar Oct-21-2017, 11:57:05

    @Marshy00 @indicatorseries Oh, that's a good one! Love Ray Harryhausen.

  • Tom avatar Oct-21-2017, 11:46:44

    RT @doubleVeeBand: Mind-blowing to get to see so many of Ray Harryhausen’s original models, prototypes, sketches… https://t.co/PBTmqwuS7n

  • Benjamin Brooks avatar Oct-21-2017, 11:02:31

    My tribute to @Ray_Harryhausen & Jason and the Argonauts. #harryhausen100 #jasonandtheargonauts #illustration… https://t.co/pBeV7Y4AM1

  • biblecategorizer avatar Oct-21-2017, 10:45:36

    RT @thetoymuseum: Ray Harryhausen; the man who brought gods to life. #cinema #filmart #monsters @tate https://t.co/Y2l59WzNVt https://t.co/…

  • Brenda Schory avatar Oct-21-2017, 10:23:38

    RT @RMGLUCK2017: Look out! There's a giant turtle coming for you! Just doing my bit for Reptile Awareness Day. #ReptileAwarenessDay @Ray_Ha…

  • Ana Targaryen avatar Oct-21-2017, 09:59:09

    RT @spartanwarriors: Adaptations of one of the great tales of #Greek mythology w/ the Gorgon, Medusa..my fave despite the newer versions re…

  • Rebecca Lambert avatar Oct-21-2017, 09:53:00

    RT @spartanwarriors: Adaptations of one of the great tales of #Greek mythology w/ the Gorgon, Medusa..my fave despite the newer versions re…

  • rogueclassicist avatar Oct-21-2017, 09:40:15

    RT @spartanwarriors: Adaptations of one of the great tales of #Greek mythology w/ the Gorgon, Medusa..my fave despite the newer versions re…

  • Richard Luck avatar Oct-21-2017, 09:36:43

    Look out! There's a giant turtle coming for you! Just doing my bit for Reptile Awareness Day. #ReptileAwarenessDay… https://t.co/lnDWlOEIYh

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