Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Ray Harryhausen

Remember these dragon's teeth skeletons in Jason And The Argonauts (1963) brought to cinematic life by the imaginative stop-motion special effects of Ray Harryhausen? These models are part of Ray's extensive collection of 20,000 models, armatures, moulds, miniatures, equipment, stills, negatives, sketches and concept drawings, all of which he has donated to the National Media Museum in Bradford (CLICK). What a treasure trove! This decision was made after Ray and his Foundation considered a number of other facilities and museums around the world (CLICK). BBC News has posted a slide show of some of these items (title link). Note Ray's superb concept drawings, better than movie clips.


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