Bay Area Film Events Brings Ray Harryhausen Documentary to the Bal Theatre on September 8, 2012 For the U.S. Premiere.
Source: Bay Area Film Events
Special Thanks to Tony Dalton and Alexandre Poncet
From the original MIGHTY JOE YOUNG to George Pal’s PUPPETOONS in the 1940s to monster on the loose films of the 1950s such as BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA through amazing fantasy films including SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, the original CLASH OF THE TITANS and many more films, Ray Harryhausen has created images that occupy the dreams of most of today’s major special effects creators and have entertained audiences for generations.
The amazing stop motion effects that Ray produced have provided inspiration for many of today’s top producers, directors and special effects artists. These inspirations and Ray’s work are now chronicled in a brand new documentary from producer Alexandre Poncet and director Tony Dalton, RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN. This is the definitive documentary about Ray Harryhausen. Aside from interviews with the great man himself, shot over five years, there are also interviews and tributes from Vanessa Harryhausen, Tony Dalton, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Peter Lord, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, Rick Baker, John Landis, Ken Ralston, Guillermo Del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. For the first time Ray and the Foundation have provided unprecedented access to film all aspects of the collection including models, artwork and miniatures as well as Ray’s private study, where he designed most of his creations, and his workshop where he built them. In addition the documentary will use unseen footage of tests and experiments found during the clearance of the LA garage. Never before has so much visual material been used in any previous documentary about Ray. This definitive production will not only display a huge part of the unique collection but will illustrate the influence that Ray’s work has had on film makers during the past fifty or so years.