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Are you enjoying the summer blockbuster season? Are you a fan of Star Wars and Jurassic Park? Without the groundbreaking work of Ray Harryhausen, the modern film industry would be very different from what you see today. Harryhausen's work in special effects helped to transform Science Fiction and Fantasy from low budget camp into impressive tales that sparked the imagination.
In this episode of Geekerati, Christian Lindke, Bill Cunningham, and Shawna Benson discuss Harryhausen's enduring legacy.
On my show tonight we will remember RAY HARRYHAUSEN the master of model animation, a unique genius. Mr. Harryhausen died a few days ago. He was a cinema legend, the master of special effects whose work has never been equalled even by the computer generated special effects wizardry that is used today. We will be joined by my co-host actor Edward X Young and by film historian Don Fellman.
For half a century the films and creatures of cinemagician RAY HARRYHAUSEN (who passed away May 7th, 2013) have not only entertained generations of movie goers, but inspired many of them to enter the filmic arts. We pay personal tribute to his life's work and legacy with this special installment of THE GRINDHOUSE. Includes archival interviews with Ray Bradbury, George Lucas, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, John Landis, Dennis Muren, Henry Selick and many more.
* MUSIQUE PHANTASMAGORIE - Scoring The Films Of Ray Harryhausen: http://gullcottageonline.com/On_The_Downbeat_Dec.html
* (Video Documentary) THE SCI-FI BOYS - Tribute To Ray Harryhausen and Forrest J. Ackerman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsBlTJ9bB7E
* THE RAY & DIANA HARRYHAUSEN FOUNDATION: http://www.rayharryhausen.com/the_foundation.php
Just got the message that Ray Harryhausen has passed. I had been speaking with Ray's family to try and arrange an interview on Inspiring People Radio but we had been unable to coordinate it.
Tonight on the show I will share with you our wonderful emails and will be taking your calls as we each discuss the influence that Ray has had on our lives.
From oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, swamps and even puddles, we'll converse about all the wet monsters of your dreams.....and nightmares. Join Halloween Jack and Dale Kay as we go under water to visit with all you undersea monsters
Michael Hinman welcomes a special effects icon known for his innovative work in the original "Clash of the Titans" and "Jason and the Argonauts," Ray Harryhausen in a special rare interview. PLUS: Stay tuned after the podcast for Tony Tellado's live call-in show Alpha Waves Rewind.
Host Sci Fi Cowboy takes you Beyond the Realm. This week: Ray Harryhausen and Hammer Films.
For Sundays show we pay homage to the work of Ray Harryhausen - and invite you our listeners to call in and share you fondest memories of Harryhausen’s creations with us.
Whether it was his work in Clash Of The Titans or for his skeleton warriors in Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason And The Argonauts. We have all watched and enjoyed one of Ray Harryhausen’s movies at one time or other.
So why not pull out a chair have some beers and join us as we chat about our favourite creatures from his movies.
Special guest for N the Queue this episode is the sought after special effects (FX) artist and actor Tom Woodruff Jr.
Tom Woodruff Jr started his interest in movies and monsters at an early age, having watched late-might broadcasts of monster movies, effects by Ray Harryhausen. Interest in special effects or the craft of makeup became his focus after having seen Planet of the Apes in a theater when he was 13 years old.
In 1982, Tom moved to Los Angeles. He joined Stan Winston's team on the hit movie Terminator. At that point, Tom became a key ccordinator under Winston, with the opportunity to work on features such as Aliens and Predator, as well as television shows such as Amazing Stories. During that time, Tom began wearing the make-up and costumes the studio designed. His ability to perform as an actor, his strength, and build led to his portraying the title characters in movies such as Monster Squad, Pumpkinhead, and Leviathan.
Eventually, Tom formed Amalgamated Dynamaics with Alec Gillis. They worked on projects such as Death Becomes Her, Alien3, and Starship Troopers, Spiderman, Wolverine, X-Men First Class. They received multiple Academy Award nominations, having won for Death Becomes Her.
Tom has also played lead characters in features such as Aliens Vs Predator, Scary Movie 3, Looney Tunes-Back in Action, Evolution, Hollow Man, Alien Resurection, Alien3, Jumanji, The X-files Feature, and more.
Amalgamated's website: http://www.studioadi.com/