Ray Harryhausen, Special Effects Wizard: RIP

Kids: Back in the old days there was no CGI to make extraordinary events in movies look real. Seriously, that stuff’s only been around about 20 years. Before that, directors and crews relied on cleverness and savvy to create realistic effects; it didn’t always quite work out, but it was also OK: You went to the movies to suspend your disbelief. Anyway, one of the masters of those old school special effects died today: Learn a little bit about Ray Harryhausen, OK? Your movies are more awesome because he lived and used his imagination.