R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

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Ray Harryhausen died yesterday, the visionary responsible for the animation in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts, among many others.

Even before I knew or much cared to know his name, he inspired and touched me. If it were ever raining on a Saturday afternoon when I was a kid, we would tune in to Chanel 11 hoping that the Yankees were rained out, and the station would show an emergency double feature of films from Hammer Studios, maybe the B-list of Universal’s classic monsters, or the golden fleece itself: those garishly colored stop motion Greek myths.

To this day, I love showing friends the skeleton fight from Jason and the Argonauts, but it’s worth remembering that Harryhausen kept making films into the Star Wars era. This film from 1973 made a huge impression on me, especially Kali wielding swords in all her arms.

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Interested in Language, Semantics, Photography, Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Daniel Quinn & "Ishmael," Science Fiction, The Law, Hiking, Backpacking and Camping, Kayaking, the Environment and Peace. In the philosophical, spiritual and metaphysical realm, I am interested in the qualities of common realities we share, and those we don't share; Quantum Mechanics; ZEN Philosophy; Buddhism; the occupied country of Tibet and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; All the religions and philosophies of this world we live in.

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