Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late and great Ray Harryhausen. This man was a visionary pioneer of the visual effects and film industry in general. His artistic style was distinct and inspired. His last film, Clash of the Titans, remains my favorite to this day. Would the world be any different without the genius of Ray Harryhausen? Indeed! Everything that I love today can be tied to a creator being inspired by this man.
Not only was Ray Harryhausen a stop motion maestro and wonderful sculptor, he was also an accomplished illustrator and painter. He was such a talented person, and by all accounts an extremely pleasant man. Join me in celebrating the life of this most excellent human being, the likes of which shall never be seen again.