Ray Harryhausen, the movies' greatest special effects artist, for whom Herrmann scored The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver, Mysterious Island, and Jason and the Argonauts. Was Jason's stunning battle with the skeleton warriors the scene that first made me love movies as a kid? It might have been, yep. It was iconic then and still thrills now.
Herrmann + Harryhausen =
Oh, also, while I'm thinking of it: Here's a video compilation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order.