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• Ray Harryhausen, known for creating special effects and stop motion animation that brought to life otherworldly creatures in movies - such as “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” “Jason and the Argonauts," "One Million Years BC” (though it could be argued that Raquel Welch was the best special effect in that movie) and the original version of “Clash of the Titans" - long before computer-generated effects made such things possible, passed away yesterday. He was 92.

Harryhausen was credited as an influence on such filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson and John Lasseter (of Pixar fame).
KC's View:
I thought that this story was worth noting because it speaks to the value of imagination - that while computers and modern technology make almost anything possible, sometimes magic can happen even people have far fewer tools at their disposal.