RIP Charles H. Schneer 1920-2009

RIP Charles H. Schneer, 88, American film producer

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skeleton scene in Jason and the Argonauts

Charles H. Schneer (1920 – January 21, 2009) was a film producer most widely known for working with special effects pioneer, Ray Harryhausen, best-known for producing films such as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts.

The sequence in which seven animated skeletons (see above) rise from the earth and attack Jason and his comrades is widely considered to be among the greatest achievements of motion picture special effects.

Jason and the Argonauts is World Cinema Classic #81.

1 thought on “RIP Charles H. Schneer 1920-2009

  1. lichanos

    Thanks for this! I never saw this movie, but somehow, as a boy, I saw parts of this sequence several times on TV. It’s as good as it seemed then!

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