Ray Harryhausen (wiki article) has passed on, but his work still lives. Since I just posted a review of Bernard Evslin retelling the Greek classics, I'll mention two of my favorite Harryhausen films of Greek myth: Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and Clash of the Titans (1981). If only I were somewhere where I could re-watch them.
The above video shows off the special-effects skills of Ray Harryhausen. These awed me as a kid. Times have changed, but many retain a certain magic and allure, especially those from the mid-fifties on.
Here's a classic scene you shouldn't click on unless you've watched the original Jason and the Argonauts because they cut out the cool part just before, which makes it weird and spooky:
A brief good tribute video, introducing the man's life and work, can be found here: