the 7th voyage of sinbad (1958)

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The Influence of Ray Harryhausen on Horror:

In 2013, the world lost one of the most influential visual effects creators of all time.  Ray Harryhausen perfected a method of stop motion known as “Dynamation”, which he used in various landmark films, such as Mighty Joe Young (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), as seen above.

His work has inspired many animators over the years, and provided the impetus for stop motion animation to be used to create entire feature-length films, such as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), right up to the works of Laika, LLC., who produced 2009’s Coraline, as well as the upcoming Box Trolls (2014). 

His influence has also spurred on numerous homages in films from nearly every genre, including horror.  In 1987, Freddy Krueger returned to theaters and nightmares the world over in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.  In a clear nod to the skeletal warriors from Jason and the Argonauts, Freddy’s spirit briefly inhabits his mortal remains in an effort to keep them from being properly buried, and thus put to rest.  In 1992, director Sam Raimi would make an even more obvious reference to the same warriors in his horror/fantasy epic, Army of Darkness.

“I think all of us who are practioners in the arts of science fiction and fantasy movies now all feel that we’re standing on the shoulders of a giant.  If not for Ray’s contribution to the collective dreamscape, we wouldn’t be who we are.”
- James Cameron

Historical Anime Picture Index

Akame ga Kill

France, 1914.

Scene from Akame ga Kill Bill, 2003.

Akira

Greaser Motorcycle Gang, 1955.

Aldnoah Zero

France, 1944.

Amagi Brilliant Park

Disneyland opening day, 1955.

Attack on Titan

England, 1917.

New Mexico,1945.

Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876.

Barakamon

Calligraphy studio, 1910.

Black Lagoon

Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1968.

Scene from Desperado, 1995.

Casshern

Johnny Casshern, Newport Folk Festival, 1964.

Code Geass

Pizza Hut TV commercial, 1984.

Cowboy Bebop

Sinatra and Spiegel, 1957.

Danmachi

“The Catch” - F.W. Glasier circus photo, 1907.

Boshin War era Satsuma Clan Samurai admiring early example of Hestia fan art, 1867.

Death Note

Scene from Death Note Wish, 1974.

Death Parade

Last day of Prohibition, December 5, 1933.

Durarara!!

Chicago Speakeasy, 1924.

Evel Knievel and Celty Sturluson prepare for double jump at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas, 1967.

Yalta Conference, February, 1945.

Times Square, New York, 1943.

Italy, 1944.

Cigarette ad, 1992.

Eureka Seven

Nikola Tesla, 1896.

Fate

The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917.

Baseball game, 1923.

Third inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941.

Archer and Bogart, 1942.

Motorcycle ad, 1920s.

Scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail War, 1975.

FLCL

Kurt Cobain and Haruko Haruhara, 1993.

Full Metal Alchemist

Germany, 1917.

Roger Fenton Crimean War photograph, 1855.

Full Metal Panic!

F6F Hellcat on the deck of the USS Sable, 1945.

Gakkou Gurashi

Scene from Night of the Living Dead, 1968.

Gatchaman Crowds

“This was their finest hour-ssu.” London, 1940.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Riding bicycles in Central Park, 1940.

Ghost in the Shell

Las Vegas, Nevada, 1949.

Girls und Panzer

Normandy, France, 1944.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Las Vegas, NV, Easter, 1952.

Gundam

Battle of Amiens, 1918.

Belgium, 1917.

Chuck Yeager, 1947.

The River Thames, London, 1958.

Scene from Top Gundam, 1986.

Hataraku Maou-sama

Dewey’s Malted Milk stand, Philadelphia, PA, 1941.

Hatsune Miku

B-24 Hatsune Miku Bomber Art, 1944.

Hibike! Euphonium

Dixieland Jazz Band, 1917.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Scene from The Shining, 1980.

Himouto! Umaru-chan

Coca Cola ad, 1947.

Hitsugi no Chaika

France, 1915.

The Battle of Stalingrad, 1942.

Hunter x Hunter

Holden Bros. Circus, c.1920.

Skateboarding with Tony Hawk, 1990.

Hyouka

Movie poster, 1967.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

John D. Rockefeller along with son John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Robert Edward O. Speedwagon, 1915.

Brando and Brando, 1963.

Scene from Indiana Jones and the Stardust Crusaders, 1989.

Maison Bonfils photograph of the Great Pyramid of Giza, circa 1869.

K-on!

Jimi Hendrix and Yui Hirasawa, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.

Ritsu Tainaka playing with The Who, Monterey, CA, 1967.

Kantai Collection

Shirley Temple Kantai Collection card, 1934.

Japanese archers, c.1860.

Kill la Kill

England, 1918.

Milton Menasco, 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair.

Douglas High School Girls Basketball Team, 1920.

Harime Nui Mary Poppins Audition, 1964.

Eiffel Tower, 1922.

Rome, 1956.

Scene from Easy Rider, 1969.

Tea Time, 1930.

Berlin, 1945.

Scene from Fight Club, 1999.

Kuroko no Basket

Tetsuya Kuroko and Larry Bird, NCAA Championship game, 1979.

Log Horizon

Female Samurai, c.1895.

Love Live

Gallipoli, 1915.

Germany, 1918.

CBS Radio recording session, 1922.

μ’s performing at the Monterey Pop Festival, June 18, 1967.

Bikini Atoll nuclear test, 1948.

Shot from the silent film “Llama Drama”, 1919.

μ’s Atop A Skyscraper, 1932.

Fred Astaire and Honoka Kousaka, 1936.

Maki Nishikino and Maureen O'Hara, St. Patrick’s Day, 1940.

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1938.

Scene from Dr. Strangelove Live, 1964.

The Velvet Underground and Nico, 1966.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Battle of Verdun, 1916.

German delegation at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919.

Empire State Building under construction, 1930.

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series, 1967.

Polio patient enjoys his favorite magazine, 1955.

Hair salon displays new electric hair dryers, 1925.

Salvador Dali in Paris, 1969.

Alfred Hitchcock, 1972.

London Record shop, 1955.

The Great Blizzard, Boston, MA, 1888.

Time Magazine, April 8, 1966.

Monogatari Series

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1931.

Monster Musume

Scene from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, 1958.

Nanatsu no Taizai

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, 1958.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Amelia Earhart and Nausicaä, circa 1921.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

France, 1917.

France, 1918.

Germany, 1916.

Howard Hughes engaged in combat with the Angel Sachiel, 1935.

Trinity test site, July 1945.

Chrysler Building, 1936.

Einstein and Ikari, 1931.

James Dean and Asuka Langley Soryu, 1953.

Misato Katsuragi Budweiser ad, 1964.

London, 1969.

Sony Walkman ad, 1981.

The front page of today’s New York Post.

Sunglasses ad, 1960.

Nisekoi

Public screening as part of an election campaign in London, 1931.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953.

Psycho-Pass

Brooklyn NY, 1946.

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, 1994.

Scene from American Psycho-Pass, 2000.

Shirobako

Recording session at Capitol Records, 1948.

Space Dandy

Harrison Ford in cosplay on the set of Star Wars, 1977.

Aboard the Millennium Falcon, 1977.

Spirited Away

Peter Witt streetcar, Toronto, Ontario, 1928.

Steins;Gate

1st Academy Awards ceremony, May 16, 1929.

Computer ad, 1975.

Soft Drink ad, 1963.

Mayuri and Marley, 1976.

Scene from Star;Gate, 1994.

Suisei no Gargantia

Gargantia fleet near the Makin Atoll, 1943.

Super Sonico

Telephone switchboard operators, 1940.

Suzumiya Haruhi

SOS Brigade Chief Haruhi Suzumiya addressing a joint session of congress, May 1947.

Mikuru Asahina Jessica Rabbit screen test, 1988.

Haruhi Suzumiya and Cream, Royal Albert Hall, London, 1968.

Berlin Wall, 1988.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Belgium, 1915.

John and Yoko Bed-in, 1969.

Coal Miners in Scranton, PA, 1902.

St. Louis, Missouri, November 4, 1948.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

England, 1915.

Nikola Tesla experiment, 1899.

Tonari no Totoro

Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain, 1952.

Yoru no Yatterman

Pipe Tobacco ad, 1924.

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1924.

Yuru Yuri

Walt Disney, 1928.