French director Gilles Penso has posted the trailer for his Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan online, and of course we have it for you here along with a clip and more details on this definitive documentary about the life and times of the legendary effects artist.
Aside from interviews with the great man himself, shot over five years, there are also interviews and tributes from Vanessa Harryhausen, Tony Dalton, Randy Cook, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Peter Lord, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, Rick Baker, John Landis, Ken Ralston, Guillermo Del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, and many more. The documentary is produced by Alexandre Poncet.
For the first time Ray and the Foundation have provided unprecedented access to film all aspects of the collection including models, artwork, and miniatures as well as Ray’s private study, where he designed most of his creations, and his workshop where he built them. In addition the documentary will use unseen footage of tests and experiments found during the clearance of the LA garage. Never before has so much visual material been used in any previous documentary about Ray. This definitive production will not only display a huge part of the unique collection but will illustrate the influence that Ray’s work has had on filmmakers during the past fifty or so years.
Two weeks ago Penso commented on his YouTube page: “I hope it will be completed next spring for a release in summer.” Check out the trailer and clip below, and keep it here for more as it comes.
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