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Which Ray Harryhausen Movie is the Best?

27 September 2009 4:44 PM, PDT | thetorchonline | See recent thetorchonline news »

If you don't know who Ray Harryhausen is, you're on the wrong website. Starting in the 1940s, this special effects master pioneered the use of stop-motion animation in film, mostly frequently in fantasy film. The effects he created (often for films he produced) didn't just result in important technological advances; Harryhausen literally inspired an entire generation of movie-makers, from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, who say that the special effects genius taught them the all-important lesson that film is limited only by the imagination. But how have Harryhausen's films held up over the years not as historical artifacts or nostalgic reminders of childhood, but as actual movies? Here's what we think: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1954) and It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) Two Torches (Out of Five) Harryhausen had worked previously as part of a special effects team on the Oscar-winning Mighty Joe Young in 1949, but 20,000 Fathoms and Beneath »

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