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Ray Harryhausen

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May 14, 2013
I was fortunate to have been able to work closely with Ray Harryhuasen and Charles H. Schneer in the publicity and promotion for the U.K. releases of "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad"(1972)and for mid 1970's re-issue of "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" as well as for their joint stage appearance with Tony Dalton at a British Film Institute regional film theatre at Southampton in England. Both RH and CHS worked tirelessly to ensure that their films found their widest audience in theatres, on video and later on laser disc and dvd. Ray would often seek out theatres where his film(s) were screened and slip in as part of the audience to see how the patrons reacted to his movies. He later allowed me to visit him at his small west London effects studio to watch him animate the baboon chess game sequence (with Jane Seymore) for "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger". What a master of his art Ray was, for although he was under great pressure he still managed to retain his great sense of humour as he worked his fantastic Dynamation/Dynarama magic for us all to enjoy. I shall always treasure my association with them both all those years ago and for the encouragement and kindness they showed to me. Despite the passing of Ray and Charles, they live on through the legacy of their films. My heartfelt condolences to Ray's wife Diana and to his daughter Vanessa at his recent passing and to the other family members and close friends who share in his loss.
May 13, 2013
I was hooked on Ray's films after seeing "The Beast from 20.000 Fathoms"as a child. I agree with him that stop motion is more enjoyable than CGI. He will be missed. Bob
May 13, 2013
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2Corinth 1:3) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
May 11, 2013
What a tragic and sad day, he was a real pioneer and an absolute genius. His like will never be seen again. God bless and deepest sympathies.
May 11, 2013
May the love of God, friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 10, 2013
Another giant fallen. They don't make 'em like Ray Harryhausen anymore. Condolences to his wife and family.
May 09, 2013
Ray,
A special thank you for 'The Beast...' and all the other great films. What a career - you'll never be replaced.
May 09, 2013
Dear family I am truly sorry for your loss. May the god of comfort be with you.
May 09, 2013
RIP to the Master of Special Effects :(
Many thanks for the motion picture magic. I will never forget the dueling skeleton, the serpent lady, Kali (how I wish I'd be Kali whenever I got multi-tasked) and that one-eyed cyclops. Mr. Harryhausen was unique and will not be replaced. It's a huge loss to the cinema industry even if he is now enjoying his voyage in the sky.

My condolences to his family.
May 09, 2013
Wasn't there a sort of tribute to Mr. RH in the animated movie Monsters Inc? Mike, the green one-eyed cyclops voiced by Billy Crystal, tells his girlfriend, the receptionist with Medusa-like snakes for hair, that he is taking her to Harry Hausen's for dinner and she gets really excited? Get it? Cyclops? - Medusa? - from Mr. RH's The Clash of the Titans and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad? If he saw Monsters, I bet Mr. RH caught the connection! Farewell to a first class effects guy.

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