Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life

Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life


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Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life by Ray Harryhausen, Tony Dalton

From the age of thirteen Ray Harryhausen knew his future lay in special effects. Drawing inspiration from his mentor Willis O’Brien, creator of King Kong, Ray took the art and skill of stop-motion animation one step further, weaving his magic on dinosaurs, aliens and mythological creatures alike.

From early experiments with animating fairy tales in his father’s garage to creating groundbreaking effects for blockbuster movies, Ray Harryhausen shares the fascinating story of his “animated life”. The last great animator before the introduction of CGI, he takes us through the pleasures and pitfalls of sixty years dedicated to making movie magic.

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ISBN-13: 9781845135010
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tony Dalton is a writer and film historian who has known Ray Harryhausen for over thirty years. They met whilst Tony was working for the British Film Institute and have been close friends ever since. Tony has worked as a film publicist, television researcher and producer. Today, in addition to writing, he is a consultant to The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (Bafta). He is also curator of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

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