Friday, January 25, 2008

A Couple of Movie Reviews by Rick Klaw

The Austin Chronicle: Screens: Review - 'It Came From Beneath the Sea' and 'Earth vs. the Flying Saucers': "In 1955, producer Charles H. Schneer and special-effects guru Ray Harryhausen began their long-running collaboration, creating 12 fantastic films in 26 years that profoundly influenced future filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and Terry Gilliam. The duo's first two films, 1955's giant-octopus tale It Came From Beneath the Sea and 1956's Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (self-explanatory), transformed movie storytelling by using revolutionary stop-motion techniques to produce realistic-looking monsters, aliens, and even spaceships."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love these films. Joe