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Film Fantasy Scrapbook

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One of the most innovative and influential film animators in the history of the medium reveals a wealth of fascinatingnever-before-seen film artifacts, many of them recently discovered in a garage in Los AngelesDesigned in the form of a scrapbook, thisvisual feast for Harryhausen fans revealsmodels from unrealized projects, such as dinosaurs from the unfinished film Evolut ...more
Unknown Binding, 117 pages
Published January 1st 1972 by A.S. Barnes
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Rick
This third edition was published in 1981 so it has 16 glossy color pages at the end which was a bit jolting after reading the rest of the book in black & white. I can understand why they inserted that sextion as it was after Clash of the Titans (a childhood favorite of mine) was released but before the awards season at the end of the year.

It was very interesting seeing so many pre-production sketches and photos, as was reading Harryhausen's descriptions of the behind the scenes politics and
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Parka
Nov 15, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a delightful scrapbook style collection of stories, photos and artwork from the films that Ray Harryhausen has worked on.

Going through this book is like uncovering how a magician does his tricks. It's captivating to read about how he started out, working from small projects to the big screen. The first models he made were from wool, cloth and paper mache. What a humble beginning before going on to create cult classic films.

Stories of his film-making techniques a
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Andy
Jul 03, 2013 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a must for any fans of animation and fans of the films of Ray Harryhausen in particular. Published in 2011, this 192 page hardcover book is presented in a scrapbook style collection of stories, photos and artwork from the film career of Ray Harryhausen.

With a foreward by director John Landis, and introduced by Ray himself, it takes a look at his film techniques and a behind the scenes look at Ray's film career, starting with the short films he worked on after being enraptured by th
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Jan 21, 2012 Aussiescribbler Aussiescribbler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a must for Ray Harryhausen fans. It contains a lot of rare drawings, photographs, script extracts, models, etc., from all of the films he worked on, as well as some material from projects which where never made. You'll learn a lot about how Harryhausen worked and gain a new appreciation for what he achieved. And there is plenty to get you wondering about what some of the films would have been like if different choices which were being considered had been followed and also what unmad ...more
Joe
Jun 14, 2013 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Akin to an incredibly well-curated museum exhibit about Ray Harryhausen's work. RIP Ray.
Zach Klinefelter
Another fantastic book about the master of stop-motion!
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