07 May 2013

"He who is patient, obtains."

"I'm grateful if I was a positive influence, because no one else was making fantasy films the way we made them. People like Peter Jackson and Spielberg and Lucas and Phil Tippett, all of those people say that if we hadn't made those films they don't know where they'd be. So our films have influenced, and I'm always grateful for that. I get a lot of fan mail from young people who say that our films made their childhood, because there was nothing else like it on the screen, of a fantasy nature, except cartoons, and we're glad we made more than just an hour or so of entertainment."

Take a second and mark the passing of one of the greats. Ray Harryhausen died today at the age of 92. He and his painstaking. demanding, incredibly detailed stop-motion creature work revolutionized special effects. it is no exaggeration to say that modern fantasy and S-F movies would not be what they are today if he had not worked in the field.

We will miss him. But his work will live on.

So long, Ray. And thank you. Thank you so much for filling this little boy's head with wonders.

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