Ray Harryhausen’s “Little Red Riding Hood”

Posted to BoingBoing a few weeks back, I finally took the time to watch this early work from acclaimed stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen. Created in 1949, long before his better-known work on movies like Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans.

There are a handful of outstanding moments. The way the grandmother leaps out of bed; the wolf prowling up the stairs in silhouette; the hunter jumping on the bed then putting an arm down to prop himself up at the window. It’s that attention to detail that makes Harryhausen one of the greats.

June 1, 2017