Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013

Sad news today for those of us who love and loved the great monster movies of the past. Ray Harryhausen, the man behind the special effects for countless films, has passed away at the age of 92.

Here’s a letter from Ray Harryhausen, read at a tribute to Famous Monsters of Filmland’s Forrest J. Ackerman:

There was a 2011 documentary, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, that I haven’t seen but desperately want to RIGHT NOW.

There are many clips on Youtube, for example this one, showing the direct line from Harryhausen to Jurassic Park:

And the UK newspaper The Telegraph has a wonderful obituary. The Tely obituary notes his long frienship with Ray Bradbury, who fictionalized their work together in the 1950s in his novel A Graveyard For Lunatics.

Take some time to remember Ray Harryhausen, and to appreciate his work whenever you can.



One Response to “Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013”

  • Bob says:

    I was genuinely saddened to hear of the loss of this man who brought so much wonder into the world of movies. Rest in peace, Ray.

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