In our present era, when films use CGI as a crutch more often than not, Harryhausen had a gift for creating life-like movement using models and stop-motion animation. Sadly, its a dying art.
Watch one of his most celebrated scenes from Jason and the Argonauts. How does one kill a skeleton anways?
(sad truth? I actually thought Harryhausen was already dead. I guess I will just keep missing him.)