jimvanpelt (jimvanpelt) wrote,
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Ray Harryhousen

skeletonRay's work populated my imagination from early on.  Dozens of his creatures became the stuff of my nightmares and then fertilized what I wanted to write about later.

My two favorite Ray Harryhousen moments come from the fighting skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts, and the giant crab from Mysterious Island. I also thought Talos from Jason and the Argonauts was scary and convincing.

Kids in my science fiction class are in love with modern special effects that are practically photorealistic, but I like the old movies a great deal.  I'm sorry Ray is no longer among us.

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