Monday, 21 June 2010

Ray Harryhausen Exhibition to open soon

Just a reminder that the London Film Museum (near the London Eye) will be opening an exhibition of the master animator's work on 29th June 2010 (incidentally when Ray turns 90... well it probably isn't a coincidence! :-D)

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it down to the official press preview date, though I hope to make it sometime to see the exhibition. To whet your appetites, here's an excerpt of the official release:

The exhibition will allow the visitor to discover the pioneers of the art of dimensional animation that begins with Georges Méliès through to Ray's mentor Willis O'Brien (the creator of King Kong (1933), and finally to the peak of dimensional animation with Ray's body of work and his invention of what was known as Dynamation. The exhibition will include original models used in his films and Ray's artwork that allowed him to visualise the final creatures and how they would appear on the screen.

Ray is the father of modern day special effects. Without his imagination and wonderful fantasy films there might have been no George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Nick Park or Peter Jackson. It was Ray who inspired these famous filmmakers and each of them credits Ray for their inspiration.



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