RIP: Ray Harryhausen LEGENDARY Special Effects Wizard

566px_full_ray-harryhausenToday, May 7th, 2013, a man whose impact on the imagination of billions, rivaling only that of Jim Henson, who it could even be said was himself influenced by him, Ray Harryhausen, has passed on.

Ray Harryhausen was the Special Effects legend behind some of the most fondly remembered and influential creations of the past century. He worked on some of the most beloved fantasy films ever made. I don’t think anyone familiar with his impact on cinema would argue that if it weren’t for Ray, films today would be nothing like we know them. Perhaps they would even be decidedly less wondrous. His imagination and dedication will live on forever.

Here’s a partial list of his more beloved films;

 

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