The Animating Spirit of Ray Harryhausen

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Special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen died on May 7 at age 92, but his legacy lives on. His genuinely awesome stop-motion animation, which he called "Dynamation," brought dinosaurs, sea monsters, giant gorillas, flying saucers and mythical characters to life on the screen.

In films such as "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "Jason and the Argonauts," "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," "Mighty Joe Young," "First Men In the Moon," "One Million Years BC" and "20 Million Miles To Earth," Harryhausen's artistry was enhanced by thrilling music composed by some of the greats of cinema, including Bernard Herrmann, Miklos Rozsa, Jerome Moross, Roy Webb, Mischa Bakaleinikoff, and Laurence Rosenthal.

David Garland presents music from these and other films, all of which were touched by the animating spirit of Ray Harryhausen.