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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema exhibition 2020

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  • Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema exhibition 2020

    A major exhibition of Ray's work will be staged next summer by National Galleries Scotland. I'll certainly pay a visit.

    “Harryhausen stands alone as a technician, as an artist and a dreamer. He breathed life into mythological creatures he constructed with his own hands”Ray Bradbury Special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art during the 1950s to 1980s. For the first time, Ray’s collection will be showcased in its entirety, and, as such, this will be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive. Ray Harryhausen's work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the 50s and 70s, One Million Years B.C and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider portfolio including children’s fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of film-makers such as Peter Jackson, Aardman Animation, Tim Burton, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday year. As part of a series of events and initiatives under the banner #Harryhausen100, this exhibition will be accompanied by screenings, workshops and more, bringing his creations to life once more and celebrating the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema.

  • #2
    I wouldn't mind seeing this myself, he was a true genius of Cinema special effects!


    • #3
      My introduction to Ray Harryhausen was Twenty Million Miles to Earth which I saw in a double bill with Night of The Demon. I think I was twelve or thirteen at the time.


      • #4
        This is a travelling exhibition.It is due at Valance House Museum Dagenham
        i had the good fortune to attend a lecture he gave at the NFT.


        • #5
          Jason and The Argonauts on tv today. Channel 5Spike at 6.50pm or 1 hour later on Plus.


          • #6
            The exhibition is opening on 24/10/2020 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.



            • #7
              Thanks Nick. Looks like I'm going to miss it due to 'thing'.