Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Jason And The Argonauts, The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Mighty Joe Young,...these are just a small handful of the amazing list of films Ray Harryhausen is responsible for. Ray Harryhausen, born June 29th, 1920, is a true pioneer in the world of stop-motion animation. At a young age, Ray was inspired by the work of Willis O'Brien, the man responsible for creating KING KONG. After that, Ray dedicated his life to improving the art form, with different techniques and amazing creature designs. His work on the Greek mythology films, and the Sinbad series, is highly regarded as some of the best stop-motion work ever done in the motion picture field. Computers have taken over now with their elaborate CGI, but in my opinion, nothing beats a good time watching a Ray Harryhausen film! Happy Birthday to one of the greatest creature creators of all time!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Born Laszlo Lowenstein, Peter Lorre was born on June 26, 1904 in what is now Slovakia. Known to many as Vincent Price's comedic sidekick in the American International films of the 60's, Peter started his film career in 1929. Peter also starred in several horror and thriller films in his early days, working with such stars as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, and was also known as Mr. Moto in the famous detective film series, before he got his roles in both Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon, both starring Humphrey Bogart. Peter went on to act in over 70 films, and is probably one of the most recognized voices and faces in film, most prominently his bugged eyes, spoofed in many films and cartoons. Happy Birthday Peter!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I must apologize for not posting much lately, things have been a bit hectic for me these past few months and I haven't had much time to get online or even on the computer. I am trying to sort out a bunch of stuff so I can finally have some time to get back to blogging and posting stuff on here, especially the Spookshow Radio podcasts. I want to thank everyone who has been very patient with me, I do appreciate you guys sticking around!