Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013

We here at the Monkey pause to sadly note the passing of Ray Harryhausen, for my money the greatest special effects wizard of all time and apparently a really nice guy to boot. His classic work includes Mighty Joe Young, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts.

Nobody was better making skeletons dance than Ray Harryhausen. We salute you, sir.

1 comment:

Greg Wilcox said...

Well, it was certainly a downer to wake up on my birthday to find out Ray was no longer with us. I've been running a post a day on a random film he worked on since on my site, which makes me wish he was able to to more of them during his long life.

I'm sure TCM will whip up one of their day-long film blocks, but I hope his works get more respect in some sort of definitive home video set, but we'll see what happens, I guess...