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The godfather of movie special effects, Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen is a pioneer of special effects and stop-motion animation who worked on films including Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.

He has inspired a generation of directors from Steven Spielberg to James Cameron, and as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday Bafta are to give him a special award for outstanding contribution to cinema.

Will Gompertz went to meet him.

Broadcast on Thursday 24 June 2010.

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