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Eulogy: David Massaro

I just got a call from a friend of mine informing me that my cinematic mentor, film and dinosaur buff David Massaro, passed away on 18 August. 433 more words


Ray Harryhausen a master of his art - his art lives on

I was writing today about Star Wars and mentioned Ray Harryhausen.

His films filled my childhood with joy and I still marvel at the techniques he used. 376 more words


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