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Remembering Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013

Again, very depressed, not much to say, a gap of emptiness inside of me.  Ray Harryhausen, is gone.  NOBODY (under twenty) realized how
 incredible Ray's films were.
 I mean that pretty much anybody will settle for the CGI junk here in 2013.  70% of men and women today will not go to see a Stop-motion film, just look at our recent Stop-motion films: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, The Pirates! Band of Misfits - all stunning films, so why can't we go back to loving them, like in Ray's days.  Ray Harryhausen was able to achieve an amazing film to watch, on a low budget.


                     
The Awakening of Talos - Jason & The Argonauts (1963)
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 Jason and the Argonauts: Battle with the Skeleton Army
               
Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan (teaser HD)

Ray Harryhausen's preferred medium, (Stop-motion animation) that particular form of animation was very hard to sell (and still is to day) back then they wanted traditional animation, now a days they want CGI.
There are a small amount of people who care and are determined to keep Harryhausen alive.  The Hollywood business has no interest in the matter, just another fly dead, so I hope to NEVER cross paths with them.  And as I've said before (even though I personally, have never shaken hand with the man) thank you Ray Harryhausen, for if you were never to have been born we, the Stop Motion community, would not be here.

Here's to Ray Harryhausen!

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