Witness the fantastical legacy of Ray Harryhausen

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You've already admired Ray Harryhausen's breathtaking stop-motion animation and creature design in films like The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad and Jason And The Argonauts. But now, if you're in London, you can see his incredible work up close and personal.

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The London Film Museum just opened a new exhibition of Harryhausen's work, called The Myths And Legends Exhibition. The exhibition includes his original models, as well as design sketches. And the 90-year-old Harryhausen himself was there for the opening, surveying his own epic creations. Check out some high-res snaps. Photos by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

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Ray is one of those people for whom I lack the vocabulary to properly express my admiration for his work. To me, Harryhausen didn't "animate"....he acted by proxy, with the models serving as his medium. It's the very human characteristic of his monsters that made his films so memorable.