“I prefer to work alone and do everything alone, even today… That’s why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.” – Ray Harryhausen
Ray Harryhausen, king of the stop motion monsters, has died. Has the last thread of Hollywood’s golden age died with him?
Not the art of stop motion itself, of course. Despite the CGI watershed of Jurassic Park, the medium remains healthy thanks to the likes of Henry Selick, Aardman and others. I mean the lone craftsman, able to stamp his name and personality on even the biggest studio blockbuster.