I’m sitting here happily watching Jason and the Argonauts (1963) on Turner Classic Movies tonight, one of Ray Harryhausen’s finest works in Dynamation (stop-motion animation).
Even with all the progress that’s been made in movie special effects today, there is something special about stop-motion and the classic films that used it. I’ve been a die-hard fan since discovering their existence as a teenager, and I always will be. They’re magical, unlike the updates and remakes that came after.
Mr. Harryhausen passed away last year at a ripe old age. He went where no man had gone before, and has all my respect, may he rest in peace.