Watch a 14-year-old Peter Jackson remake Harryhausen's cyclops

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

When Peter Jackson was 14 he wanted to become a stop-motion film creator like Ray Harryhausen, so he tried to re-create some of the iconic scenes from Harryhausen's masterpiece The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. During a recent tribute to Harryhausen at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Jackson dug out his old home movies and showed them to his idol, something he said would have amazed his 14-year-old self.

The video isn't embeddable, but you can see it over on the BAFTA site here. It shows Jackson himself doing half of a fight with an animated skeleton, except he never learned how to composite the skeleton, so it's just him swinging a sword around (and flinging himself into the water at one point). He was more successful with his attempt to re-create the cyclops scene.

(via Cinematical)