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And boys of all ages mourn.


The dread creaking-bronze colossus Talos, from my favorite Harryhausen-driven movie, Jason and the Argonauts , and his many other unforgettable creations will of course live on in the image file. In addition to being one of those charming American inventor types, from the times when our science-worship often sang in a distinctively boy-ish key, special effects pioneer Harryhausen was also a class act—you can begin to learn about his accomplishments here —(more parts to this if you look). His long friendship with Ray Bradbury, who passed away just last summer, should be particularly noted.

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