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I just found out that Ray Harryhausen died last Tuesday.
I know that he was an old man and lived a full life, but I'm still very upset at the passing of one of my childhood heroes.
Here's a clip of the movie that ignited my love of mythological creatures which in turn drove my urge to draw and led me to the life I have now.
I tend to feel less sad about the death of heroes of mine when they're extremely old (ie they've led a full life, and at 93 that's about as full as it gets) but yes, very sad to see a true legend of cinema pass on. He was a one man Industrial Light and Magic, truly changed the face of popular cinema forever. When I was a kid I loved watching all the Sinbad movies on tv (7th Voyage and Eye of the Tiger especially), but I'll post this as it don't get much cooler or iconic...
Also, I can't tell u how blown away I was when I first saw this... amazing
I remember when my Uncle showed me some his films/the films he worked when I was a little kid. He'll truly be missed. R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen
It is a well established fact that Ray Harryhausen has had a tremendous impact on Hollywood:
What can't be measured are the "millions" of fans Ray inspired to draw "fantastic creatures",
which lead to many fans becoming artists, which lead to a myriad of artistic careers,
such as myself & you, SketchedLilly . Thanks for your memories of Ray.
The sad news inspired me to do a tribute as well: Here is my tribute to Ray Harryhausen