Before there was CGI there was one man who did it all, Ray Harryhausen the legendary special effects maestro, animator, innovator. He is the man responsible for some of cinemas iconic best loved sci-fi, fantasy and horror films from The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Jason And The Argonauts, Mystery Island and the original (and best) Clash of The Titans. These films enthralled children, adults alike many now filmmakers in their own right who without Harryhausen’s influence would not be where they are now
We’re delighted to team up with Arrow Films and give you a chance to win the documentary film that celebrates Ray Harryhausen work, life and inspiration on film today Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. We have 3 copies of the film along with one lucky winner winning the film’s cinematic poster too.
The remarkable career of the movie industry’s most admired and influential special-effects auteur, the legendary Ray Harryhausen, is the subject of Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. Described as is the definitive and critically acclaimed documentary .Leaving no doubt as to Harryhausen’s seminal influence on modern-day special effects, the documentary features enlightening and entertaining interviews with the man himself, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many more. These filmmakers pay tribute to the father of Stop Motion animation that enthralled them as children and inspired them to become filmmakers in their own right.
The interviews are combined with archival footage and contemporary clips plus the added delight of behind-the-scenes footage, stills and original drawings with recently discovered unseen takes of tests and experiments.
This story of how a hobby became a profession, from Ray’s first childhood experiments with dinosaurs, to the ground-breaking techniques he developed is essential viewing for any fan of science-fiction, fantasy and adventure filmmaking.
To win Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan on DVD* please answer the following question:
Q.What classic film saw our heros fight a giant bronze warrior statue, skeleton warriors (created by Ray Harryhausen) and rode in ship named after a recent Ben Affleck film?
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Deadline for competition is Sunday 7th April 2013 (23:59pm), You must 15 or older to enter
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