Monster special-effects master, Ray Harryhausen, has passed away at the age of 92. I loved watching his films when I was a kid, such as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts. I first glimpsed them at B-movie matinees at the old Port Theatre in my hometown.
I also absolutely love this passage from the article about Harryhausen in today's TheTelegraph.
One of Harryhausen's lifelong friends was the science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who remembered the two of them making a pact: “We said, ‘We’re going to grow old but never grow up. We’re going to stay 18 years old and we’re going to love dinosaurs forever.’”
Damn right, Ray.
And rest in peace, Mr. Harryhausen.