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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

If I had unlimited funds to make a film, it would be stop-motion.  There is something magical (and mostly uncanny) that happens when you see the inanimate come alive on screen.   252 more words

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Before I watched King Kong I was not familiar with stop-motion animation or with its creator, Willis O’Brien, nor with the man who was most influenced by Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen. 988 more words


20 Million Miles to Earth: Kaiju Coverage Review

We all know that King Kong (1933) inspired countless people to become filmmakers, but arguably one of the most directly influenced and predominantly respected of those filmmakers was the great Ray Harryhausen. 886 more words

Giant Monsters

The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Somehow I have never thought the western mixed too well with fantasy and this Guy Madison flick hasn’t done much to change that opinion. When the credits pointed out this was from an idea by Willis O’Brien I thought perhaps it was an earlier version of the Ray Harryhausen flick, Valley of Gwangi. 441 more words

Daily Take

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

When it’s on: Friday, 10 July (12.30 pm)
Channel: 5USA
IMDb Link

As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog, I’m a complete sucker for matinee flicks and today’s entry, … 1,073 more words


Giant Lizards and Fur Bikinis: ONE MILLION YEARS BC (1966)

JURRASIC WORLD and its CGI dinosaurs have stomped their way to box office domination this year, raking in over five hundred million dollars (and counting). The youth market just eats up those computer generated special effects. 585 more words

Draconic Verses Returns to #TCMParty THIS Thursday Night, 7/9/15!

Greetings, Friends and Fiends!

Ye Olde Dragon here, with tidings of the Grand Ole #TCMParty!

Just when you thought it was safe, I’ll be back in the Guest-Host chair this… 114 more words