TCM Salutes Ray Harryhausen-born 6/29/1920

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jimac51, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:21 AM.

  1. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast. Thread Starter

    Ray Harryhausen,special effects wizard,born 100 years ago this day,6/29/1920,is celebrated with five films:
    8PM-The 7th Voyage of Sinbad-1958
    10PM-Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers-1956
    11:30PM-Mysterious Island-1961
    1:30AM-Mighty Joe Young-1949
    3:30AM-Clash of the Titans(the real one,1981)
    Harryhausen was one of those guys who never played down to kids,nor took them as suckers. Saturday Matinees were elevated to Orson Welles levels with his work.
  2. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

  3. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Bravo! This stuff fascinated us throughout my childhood! Probably got a lot of us into amateur moviemaking.

    Only thing that could be better, is if every feature ran a George Pal Puppetoon for a short.
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  4. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

    Sinbad, Jack, Jason et al are timeless joys for all ages and ones I revisit often. And I never get tired of them.
  5. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    One of my heroes.
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  6. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    I find some of my biggest Cinematic heroes are those that created living breathing characters out of things that were not living and breathing:

    Ray Harryhausen
    Chuck Jones
    Jim Henson
  7. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Had the great honor of meeting Ray Harryhausen back in the '90's at a science fiction convention in Washington, DC. He was a gracious, kind man who generously made time for even the most fawning fans.

    True genius.
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  8. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I was really crushed when my cable co. dropped TCM from our package. I had heard of so many before then saying it had happened to them and then it happened to me. They make it difficult to add anything back without being part of some tier or package. :cry:

    I can always watch Jason on DVD though...

    Georges Méliès
    Willis O'Brien
    George Pal
    Ray Harryhausen

    The legendary wizards of celluloid!
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020 at 1:24 AM
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  9. efraley

    efraley Forum Resident

    Richmond Va USA
    I met the great man during a film festival years ago. His autograph over the promo card of the cyclops is framed and on my office wall.
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  10. digdug67

    digdug67 Hockley's Hits Here!

    Hockley, TX
    If all he ever did was the skeleton fight scene, he'd still be a genius in my book :)
  11. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    An all-time classic scene, sure left an indelible memory
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  12. halfjapanese

    halfjapanese Gifs moider!

    Agreed. This is what I knew as movie magic as a kid.
  13. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    An incredible influence in the world of visual FX.

    I've got all 16 movies in my DVD collection that he worked on.

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