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View Diary: Film Genius Ray Harryhausen Has Died (73 comments)

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  •  He will always be awesome. (5+ / 0-)

    I am old enough that I got to experience his work when it was the only kind of visual effect that was special. He made so many monsters and prehistoric animals real and countless hours of my pretend time were filled with visions of battling those monsters and traveling back in time to prehistoric or hidden valleys on Harryhausen-inspired adventures.

    I am also young enough that I cannot remember a movie-world without him.

    I will also add, my kids love his work too.

    For them it is less screen-magic than for me but, because they realize it was model-based, they have a whole different wonder and appreciation for the process to make it happen with the physical blending of media pre-digital.

    "You know, just because the thing I saw wasn't there doesn't mean there wasn't something there that I didn't see." Ann Althouse, Conservative Thoughtmeister

    by Bill Section 147 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:21:09 PM PDT

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