When I was kid I really enjoyed those movies with monsters then I learned the person behind those creatures were Ray Harryhausen. I had the pleasure to attend an event when his book came out, “Ray Harryhausen An Animated Life,” and I was thrilled to meet the master behind the creatures that I enjoyed during my childhood. On this post I collected some clips to showcase his work as special visual effects creator.
Clash of the Titans – 1981
Last film to work on Visual Effects. The clip below is Harryhausen’s reaction to the remake of “Clash of the Titans”
Best creature ever, Medusa:
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger – 1977
In case you have time to watch the film this is part 1 of the film on YouTube, just follow the next parts after this:
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – 1974
Watch part 1 of the film:
The Valley of Gwangi – 1969
Cowboys meet prehistoric creatures.
One Million Years B.C. – 1966
First Men in the Moon – 1964
Jason and the Argonauts – 1963
The Skeleton Fight, best part of the movie:
The film is available in 11 parts, below is part 1:
Mysterious Island – 1961
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver – 1960
“Gulliver arrives at Brobdingnab and is captured by Glumdaclitch”
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad – 1958
20 Million Miles to Earth – 1957
It Came from Beneath the Sea – 1955
The creature attack San Francisco:
Ray Harryhausen also worked on animations like the Mother Goose stories, recently I found this: The Tortoise & The Hare – 2002. According to IMDB trivia this project started in 1952 and it was completed in 2002, 50 years after.
This is just part of his work, for a complete filmography visit Ray Harryhausen’s IMDB page. Which Harryhausen’s film is your favorite?