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Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on June 26, 2008 by dcairns

Probably the most exciting information revealed at the Ray Harryhausen In Person event, which was generally very exciting for all concerned (Harryhausen is that rarity, an affable living legend) was the explanation from Mr. H. about how the sound effect for the spacecraft in EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS was achieved.

Apparently the crew were filming at the Redondo Sewage Works, and Harryhausen’s regular producer, Charles Schneer noticed that the giant pipes made a fascinating sound as they siphoned away the city’s effluent. So he recorded it.

“Many citizens helped out with this production…unknowingly,” remarks Ray.