19 Total Quotes

Ray Harryhausen Quotes

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #Art

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.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #Entertainment

Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director

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.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director

That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #Patience

I brought in the stories many times. I don't just do animation.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #Animation

I prefer to work alone and do everything alone, even today.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director

A lot of people thought my work was very tedious, and it can be if you look at it from that point of view, but I never looked upon it as tedious.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #People

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.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director #People

I was never restricted. I was never told what to do.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director

I was going to Columbia Pictures and Eastman Kodak had a class going for cameramen. I signed up to be a field cameraman. I showed this film to my professor and he showed it to Frank Capra.
Ray Harryhausen
#Class

Medusa was fascinating to work with because I gave her a snake's body so that she could pull herself with her hands which gave her a very creepy aura. I didn't want to animate cosmic gowns. Most Medusas you see in the classics have flowing robes which would be mad to even try to animate.
Ray Harryhausen
#Body

I know pretty well in the broad sense what I'm going to do, because I have to know that when we shoot the live-action, so that it'll synchronize. Then I know pretty well when I get to the animation stage, what that scene requires.
Ray Harryhausen
#American Director