Jan. 22, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST
by Catbarf the 12th
enough with the RIPs already, can't death take a vacation? Oh, OK. I can't take it if we lost Ray anytime soon. Too many icons gone too fast lately, it seems.
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST
...I'm a huge Harryhausen fan, and as a kid I always enjoyed saying "Schneer" whenever I'd see his credit onscreen.
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
at the start of a film when I was young, I knew it was going to be good.
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST
Growing up in New York and New England, one station had a thing every Saturday called "The Creature Double Feature," of which the Harryhausen and Schneer films were a major part. They helped spark my interest in film and writing as much as anyone.
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
..same here!! and also if it was American International(AI) and the names Samuel Z.Arkoff / James H.Nicholson followed..i pictured them as old Uncles who made cool movies for us geeks..
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
They should film a stop-motion funeral with little dinosaurs and space monsters acting as pall bearers. That would be sweet. Hell, I'd want that for ME
Jan. 22, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST
They were as cheesy as if they were filmed in the late '50s. Schneer kept the fantasy genre alive through the spy crazed '60s and sci-fi '70s. Kudos, sir and rest in peace.
Jan. 22, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST
granted this guy probably was a cool guy, who after all, made it possible for some cool old sci-fi and action stuff to get made. he had taste and understood visionary artists. Producing back then was a respectable trade. <P>but face it...producers in general are usually just the rich fucks that start with money and make more money by selling and trading, greenlighting or burying scripts and concepts based on the sole chance that it will make them MORE money. countlessamazing movies never get made or distributed because some producer didnt have faith in the material.<P>even though in most cases a movie cannot get made without the help of a producer...i still but producers on the absolute bottom of the movie totem pole, artistically.
Jan. 22, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
Charles Schneer will be missed. Him and Harryhausen have provided us all with some really amazing, awesome and fun films.
Jan. 22, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST
Harryhausen and Bradbury. If theres a knock on the door and a guy with a sickle is standing outside, DON'T ANSWER!! Both gentlemen turn 89 this year!! And Harryhausen has a producer credit for "War Eagles" listed. Pray both remain in good health.
Jan. 22, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST
by IndyAbbey Jones
sad to see him go, i loved all of his movies
Jan. 22, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST
Jan. 22, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST
Hey Harry, Remember you promised to do an online tribute/image museum like thing for 4E. <P> Well... It's the year of <P> "DO IT! What are you waiting for!?!?! I'm Right Here, DO IT NOW!!!" <P> Not "Listen to me now, and believe it later"
Jan. 22, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
He made all of Ray Harryhausen fantasy dreams a reality, and the two worked very well together. You can see lots of interview footage with Schneer in "Aliens, Dragons, Monsters and Me"and "The Ray Harryhausen Chronicles" available on many of the Harryhausen dvds. I often agree with zom-bot.com about producers, but I think Schneer was one of the rare exceptions. I also agree with Righteous Brother and Nolan Bautistia about seeing those "names" in front of films in our youth that gave you a warm and fuzzy feeling even if you knew next to nothing about the actual people behind the names. For some reason, just seeing the name "Moustapha Akkad" before the Halloween movies always got me excited, and I'm still angry that terrorists took him away from us.
Jan. 22, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
Pilgram, I'm still waiting the for weekly dvd release piece Harry was "working" on while watching the Presidential inaugaration. The one thing about huge success is that it doesn't breed a hungry work ethic. And that's true of all of us. Except Gene Simmons.
Jan. 22, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST
Those were some of my favorite films growing up. I was lucky enough to meet Ray Harryhausen a few times since moving out to LA; he's a class act, and these guys made a great team.
Jan. 22, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST
Can you give us all a break and stop for a month or two? It's getting depressing...I met Charlie Schneer when I was a young film journalist and he was making CLASH OF THE TITANS. I was kind of in awe because my favorite film as a kid was JASON - that was the movie that had turned me on to cinema. He'll never be remembered as a fancy name like a Bob Evans, but he was one of those unsung heroes who stuck with his creative genius and helped make all his work possible. Now THAT is cool...RIP, Charles.
Jan. 22, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST
great b-movie director.
Jan. 23, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST
--and its international news. Where's the love for a man of serious accomplishment? Certainly nowhere on ET or other braindead "fanboy" tabloids. And Harry, please forfeit your political editorials. Personally, I don't think you have any political convictions; but you parrot the Hollywood platitudes, completely forgetting this site is but a ham radio station to the sacred "brass". At any rate, Schneer was certainly a catalyst in regard to an expansion of the Harryhausen legacy; his contribution should certainly not be trivialized.
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