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Saturday, May 3 • 8:45am - 9:45am
The Harryhausen Chronicles

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On both Saturday and Sunday morning, in Main Events, we’ll screen a very well produced documentary, The Harryhausen Chronicles, narrated by Leonard Nimoy. This gives anyone interested two chances to sit in.

Here’s a review.

This engaging 1997 documentary stands alone as the definitive tribute to stop-motion animator and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, which is why it's been included as a DVD bonus feature on a number of Harryhausen films. Written and directed by Time magazine film critic and historian Richard Schickel (a guarantee of quality and authority), the film is blessed with the participation of Harryhausen himself, comfortable in his role as FX guru and living legend, humorously reflecting on his momentous career while offering a wondrous inspection of the stop-motion models that made him famous. From before his apprenticeship on 1949's Mighty Joe Young to his final masterwork in Clash of the Titans, Harryhausen is honored as an old-school artisan, toiling in solitude to create some of the cinema's most indelible fantasies, one meticulous frame at a time. A compilation of rare film tests and previously unseen footage among the DVD bonus features makes this must-see viewing for Harryhausen devotees of any age.


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Saturday May 3, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am
Main Events

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