Ray Harryhausen was an American hero, an American who brought innovation to the arts and inspired generations of film makers, animators and visual artists. From Mighty Joe Young to Clash of the Titans, through dozens of fantasy and monster movies, the late Ray Harryhausen created marvelous models of dinosaurs, giant squids, and mythic creatures that terrified, amused and delighted movie goers.
|By: E. F. Beall Saturday February 16, 2013 6:40 pm|
There is nothing like a “close encounter of the asteroid kind” to captivate the public. The resulting effect is what yields profit for Hollywood studios that make movies of the sort where brave Americans take a space ship to an interloping rock, and plant explosives to blow the thing up just seconds before it reaches dear old Earth. (At least with the old Star Trek series the crew on such death-defying missions was international, if not the Captain.) It is part of why we find it easy to neglect planning for less exotic natural disasters, such as the destruction in Russia caused by a meteor the other day.
|By: masaccio Sunday August 26, 2012 10:40 am|
Akin supporters are not the big problem. The big problem is the billionaires who ride them like polo ponies, jerking them around to support Billionaire Utopia at the expense of everyone else.