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Old 07-05-2013, 18:18
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:48
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Very sad news.

I'm very nostalgic about movies from the pre-CGI era. Pretty much all my favourites were made without it.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:56
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So sad
Can't beat the skeletons fight scene in Jason and the argonauts
A true master of stop motion
R.I.P Harry
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:01
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So sad
Can't beat the skeletons fight scene in Jason and the argonauts
A true master of stop motion
R.I.P Harry
Absolutely. R.I.P. Harry and thank you.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:20
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Very sad. A real legend.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:24
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Not often gutted, but with this news I am.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:27
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Very sad news, he was a true movie magician who amazed and inspired generations. RIP
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Old 07-05-2013, 20:16
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A true movie genius and pioneer.

RIP
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Old 07-05-2013, 20:37
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And an era dies with him.

Sad day. This man's special effects and creatures roamed my childhood imagination mercilessly. I'll always cherish that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:04
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A real talent of fantasy cinema and lovely man.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:14
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Many a special effects guru owes this man so much. A true pioneer RIP
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:00
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Sad. Was just the other day reading the feature in the current Sci Fi Now edition. A legend and always loved his stuff, particularly Jason and the Argonauts.

RIP.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:27
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I can still remember the first time I saw Jason and the Argonauts as a kid and being completely swept away by it.

Ray added a unique piece of magic to cinema history and some iconic moments. May he rest in peace.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:10
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RIP, Ray Harryhausen.

So sad
Can't beat the skeletons fight scene in Jason and the argonauts
A true master of stop motion
R.I.P Harry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_Fi7x93PY
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:39
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This is one piece of news I was praying would never happen. Ray is an absolute genius and without his pioneering work in the early days the film industry would have been a totally different place. The films he worked on still stand up in today's market of computerised FX and he is probably the one name from behind the camera that everyone knows even if they have never seen his work.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:56
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And a lovely human being.
I saw an interview with somebody who was helped out and guided by him for no other reason than it was a nice thing to do for somebody just starting out. A true gent.
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Old 08-05-2013, 14:20
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Never forget Tilus the Bronze statue,that creaking when he looked round freaked me out.
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Old 08-05-2013, 14:42
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A true talent and a great loss. Always made sure his special effects were just that - special.

His creature work was fantastic of course, and his eerie, whirring ufos in Earth Vs the Flying Saucers still give me chills.
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