The Legend that is RAY HARRYHAUSEN coming to Forbidden Planet

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Forget soulless CGI. Sword wielding skeletons, Medusa, Talos the Bronze giant and many more creations from the mind of Ray Harryhausen was where it’s at when I was a kid. Sure CGI looks flashier and some would argue a lot better but in ten years time I won’t remember the CGI stuff with that same wide-eye appreciation of watching Jason and the Argonauts or the Seventh Vora for the 305th time (not that I’m counting).

Well dream no more my young friend as Ray along with Tony Dalton will be signing copes of A Century of Model Animation. Check out the press release below.

Diary Date: Saturday 22nd November 1 – 2pm

RAY HARRYHAUSEN & TONY DALTON

SIGNING AT FORBIDDEN PLANET

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce that Ray Harryhausen and his co-author Tony Dalton will be signing A Century of Model Animation at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 22nd November 2008.

Inspired at 13 years old by seeing King Kong, Ray knew his future lay in special effects. Following on from his mentor Willis O’Brien, creator of Kong, Ray took the art of stop-motion animation one step further, weaving his magic on every concept from dinosaur to alien. Probably the single best-known name in special effects, Ray Harryhausen is both visionary and artist and has written two previous and very successful books on the subject.

A Century of Model Animation traces the history of the genre from its earliest days, through movies like Jurassic Park right up to Aardman Animation. Readers receive a fascinating insight into the patience and ingenuity of the animators, discover the development and refinement of the technology, and are treated to tantalising glimpses of the many abandoned projects. Lavishly illustrated with stills, this is the ultimate glossy guide to the special effects industry.

GS Reporter: Nuge

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