"There’s nothing that brings you back to your boyhood dreams like master animator Ray Harryhausen’s painstaking, frame-by-frame, stop-motion efforts. You can forgive the flawed scripting and unconvincing performances as the giant Ymir takes his justifiable fear and self-protection instincts out on Rome’s Colosseum. In retrospect we too are the bad guys here as we give heavy artillery fire at one of the great architectural wonders where he is simply seeking sanctuary."
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”—Robert Heinlein
“[The albino crocodiles] are a wild science fiction fantasy at the end. I want the audience with me in wild fantasies, in something that illuminates them. If we were only fact based…the book of books in literature would be the Manhattan phone directory. 4 million entries and all of them correct. But it dusts out of my ears and I do not know, do they dream at night? Does Mr. Jonathan Smith cry into his pillow at night? We do not know anything when we check all the entries in the phone directory. I am not this kind of a filmmaker.”—Werner Herzog (paraphrased from an Interview on the Colbert Report regarding The Cave of Forgotten Dreams)