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|The Bard, 1774, by Welsh artist Thomas Jones|
Ray Harryhausen, the animator and special-effects wizard who found ways to breathe cinematic life into the gargantuan, the mythical and the extinct, died on Tuesday in London.
His innovations were honored in 1992 with a career Academy Award for technical achievement.
At the Oscar ceremony, Tom Hanks told the audience that he thought the greatest movie of all time was not “Citizen Kane” or “Casablanca” but “Jason and the Argonauts."
"My favorite monsters," Harryhausen said, "are the more complicated ones. Like the hydra had seven heads, which you had to animate, and the seven skeletons took a lot of time and, of course, Medusa in She was a fascinating image to animate."