Ray Harryhausen Quotes


Animation requires a great deal of concentration and I preferred to work alone because then I'm not deterred by somebody asking me if I want coffee or the phone ringing or something.

I brought in the stories many times. I don't just do animation.

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.

There's a strange quality in stop-motion photography like in King Kong that adds to the fantasy. If you make things too real sometimes you bring it down to the mundane.

When you put a big budget into a film it doesn't necessarily mean it will be a better picture but it does help in creating new images on the screen.

If you make things too real sometimes you bring it down to the mundane.

That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.

You could believe that Sinbad could fight a skeleton because that's from a period in the past a magical period. But if you had James Bond fighting a skeleton it'd be almost comical.

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.

So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.

I had to learn to do everything because I couldn't find another kindred soul. Now you see eighty people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself.