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Written and produced over the past 10 years with Ray Harryhausen's cooperation, the complete 3-volume 295,000-word career/biography features interviews with Ray and his colleagues and is profusely illustrated with hundreds rare photographs, art, and posters (much of which has never been previously published). Interview material with visual effects technicians, actors, directors, writers, producers and others involved in the production of the films include historian and Ray's life-long friend Forrest J Ackerman, producer Hal Chester, cinematographer Wilkie Cooper, writers Ray Bradbury and Bernard Gordon, 7th Voyage of Sinbad "skeleton sequence" stunt supervisor Enzo Musumeci-Greco, author Leslie Halliwell, director Nathan Juran, actors Paul Christian, Kerwin Mathews and Paula Raymond, King Kong creator Willis O'Brien's wife Darlyne O'Brien, author Neil Pettigrew, producer Charles H. Schneer, author of the Amazing Stories novelization of 20 Million Miles to Earth Henry Slesar, and many others, some of whom have since passed away. PLUS- · Animation stills, live action/production photos, and "behind-the-scenes" candids · Frame enlargements from Harryhausen's own reel of outtakes, featuring unused animation from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and It Came From Beneath the Sea · Obscure advertising art & posters from many different countries · Ray Harryhausen "Timeline" charting key dates in Ray's life and career · The officlal story synopses originally issued by the studios · Filmographies of key cast and crew · The actual forms submitted by the studios for Academy Award® consideration of the visual effects for the individual films · Essays on the music for the films covered in this volume, including reproductions of pages of David Buttolph's original hand-written manuscript of his score for The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms · Harryhausen collectibles pertaining to the films covered in this volume, from the 8mm editions to laserdiscs to resin kits and toys
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Book Description Archive Editions LLC, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110981782906