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Anthony J Lombardi
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His work has been fantastic in every film he has worked on but if you had to pick one as your favorite. Which one would it be ? 
As for me I have to go with The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. 

When I first had the idea of starting this one Clash of the Titans was the film I was going to select. Harryhausen was at his best on that film. But as I thought about it. I haven't watched Clash of the Titan in years. I'm not into it as much anymore. Not like when I was a kid. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms on the other hand I'll watch when ever it's on tv. Clash of the Titans was on cable a month or so ago. It stayed on my DVR for a week and I eventually deleted it without watching it. So I had to change my pick. 
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John Byrne

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I'll go with my first, THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD.
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Doug Centers
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Nearly a dead heat with Clash, but today I go with;

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

Who can forget that skeleton fight, genius!

The first time I saw it was at a Drive-In as a double feature with one of the Sinbad movies. What an experience!
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Bill Mimbu
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Definitely JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS for me.
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Shaun Barry
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Interesting... his IMDb page is not nearly as rich as I'd assumed... under "Visual Effects," Harryhausen only has 17 credits, spread out over 39 years.  I thought there would have been far more!

My favorite is the 1981 CLASH OF THE TITANS.  Packed to the gills with Harryhausen greatness, even if the effects may have seemed quaint at the time, in those first post-STAR WARS years.



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Robert Shepherd
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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad - Loved the cyclops creature.
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Mario Ribeiro
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RAPUNZEL (Animation, short).
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Peter Martin
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I'll pick a childhood favourite: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Just love the animation of that Baboon.
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Robbie Parry
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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS

To this day, that skeleton battle is far superior to anything CGI has done (in my humble opinion!). 
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Laren Farmer
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Oh, this is hard. 

I'm going to go with Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.  Not as classic as some of the others, but still had the Harryhausen magic...plus a young Jane Seymour.
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Brian Floyd
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CLASH OF THE TITANS.


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Allan Summerall
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"Clash of the Titans".
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James Woodcock
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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
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Adam Schulman
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I agree with JB: THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD.
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Robert Bradley
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Jason and the Argonauts.

Easily.

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Pete Carrubba
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Mighty Joe Young

His first, and a collaboration with Willis O'Brien.
And the giant ape doesn't die.


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John Byrne

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I must mention again the time I watched JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS on the "lunchtime movie" feature on my local TV channel. This was in the days when we had only ONE channel, and it ran pretty much as a dictatorship. The people running it could get away with anything they wanted, short of broadcasting pornography.

So, we come to JASON. In order to fit the movie into the ONE HOUR time slot, replete with lots of commercials, the "editor" simply cut all the special effects scenes. It was easy enough to do, as they tend to play as isolated elements within the film, but it meant that Jason and the gang had a most uneventful journey!

{Example: the ship is sailing thru a narrow passage. The rock walls begin to close in. Cut to commercial. Return to the ship sailing safely out of the passage!)

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Doug Centers
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If there is a Hell, that my friend, is the definition of it.
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Joseph Greathouse
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Clash of the Titans was my first and remains my favorite.
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Brandon Frye
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Clash of the Titans. 

With One Million Years B.C. coming in a very close second.

 
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Marc Baptiste
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Clash of the Titans is my favorite Ray Harryhausen film!!

Marc
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Richard White
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I have a real soft spot for Mysterious Island.

Some of it was shot in England and with the magic of cinema, when they escape from the Confederate prison in a hot air balloon...it looks like they're leaving England!
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Sergio Calvet
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My choice today would be... Jason and the Argonauts.
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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 25 September 2017 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I have to go with MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
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