HARRYHAUSEN: THE LOST MOVIES by John Walsh - The official guide to the unrealised films of Cinema icon Ray Harryhausen.
HARRYHAUSEN: THE LOST MOVIES by John Walsh, the official guide to the unreleased films of Cinema icon Ray Harryhausen, will be available in hardback from 10th September 2019. Order from Amazon.
Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects...
Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects for much of the 20th century. His films include One Million Years B.C., Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, among others. But for every film that reaches the big screen, half a dozen projects are never realised.
HARRYHAUSEN: THE LOST MOVIES explores Harryhausen’s unrealised films, including unused ideas, projects he turned down and scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. Presented as a beautiful, hardcover coffee table art book, Harryhausen: The Lost Movies is packed full of never-been-seen-before artwork, sketches, photos and test footage from the Harryhausen Foundation archives.
A perfect treat for Harryhausen fans wishing to find out more about his creative vision...
Award-winning filmmaker John Walsh provides accessible, but comprehensive commentary throughout, making the book a perfect treat for Harryhausen fans wishing to find out more about his creative vision, as well as a fascinating glimpse into a vitally important part of cinematic history that will delight film-buffs.
John Walsh comments "Because Ray was American and his films were funded by the big Hollywood studios few people know he shot almost all his films here using his house in London as his base and creature archive. This was years before Lucas / Spielberg started working with British crews and studios."
The book also features a foreword with original, new contributions from iconic filmmakers John Boorman, Guillermo del Toro, Mike Hodges, Nicholas Meyer, and John Landis, speaking on record or the first time about Harryhausen’s lost films, and their own unrealised projects.