Catching Some Rays — 18 Comments

  1. This was a beautiful tribute to Ray Harryhausen and his work. Has he had his own blogathon recently? He truly deserves one and much more besides.

  2. Thanks, Rachel, and welcome! A Harryhausen blogathon is a pretty good idea at that; I guess his 91st birthday, last June 29, would have been a good time for it, if it was going to happen. Anyhow, with tributes in this one to It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and the two in my post, Harryhausen is practically a sub-theme (which, for a 'thon on '50s monster flicks, is only right).

    And by the way, congratulation on your own blogathon piece on Night [or Curse] of the Demon. A truly terrifying movie, and you do it full justice. I urge my readers, if they haven't already, to check it out.

  3. Wow! Terrific entry! You really did your homework, didn't you? I love it when bloggers cover topics that they particularly love, and this is a fine example of why. Amazing work!

  4. I appreciate the compliment, Nathanael. Even more, I appreciate your hosting the blogathon that got me thinking (again) of these two classics from my childhood in the first place.

    And by the way, I heard via e-mail from my uncle, who saw The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms first-run in 1953 at the same theater where I later caught it on a kiddie matinee. "Sorry I didn't take you along," he wrote. I told him no worries; considering the way I reacted when he took me to The War of the Worlds that same year, it's probably just as well. But that's another story…

  5. As someone whose whole Harryhausen experience was loving Clash of the Titans as a kid in the 80s, I appreciate the history lesson here. Very nice.