Titan Books is well known for their excellent movie-themed coffee table books and has a new one to add to the collection. The book focuses on Harryhausen’s epic movies and the posters that made his films larger than life. Instant classics like Mighty Joe Young and Clash of the Titans are just two of the films celebrated in this book. Peter Jackson put it best when he said, “Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no ‘Star Wars’ – George Lucas “My teenage years were fuelled by a desire to do exactly what Ray Harryhausen was doing.”
The book is written by Richard Holliss who has worked on documentaries on animation, science fiction, and film comedy for BBC Network Radio. Holliss has worked closely with the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation to collect together a lavish array of full-colour posters and promotional material celebrating this cinema visionary’s unique style.
The book retails for $39.95 (but can be found for even cheaper on Amazon) and was released September 4th.
Read all about it via Titan Books’ press release below.
LEGEND RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S MOVIES
Cinema visionary Ray Harryhausen’s special effects creations have long been recognised as some of the
Hollywood’s most celebrated cult moments. From the Cyclops of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad to the famous
skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts, Harryhausen’s visuals redefined modern cinema.
Harryhausen: The Movie Posters offers a celebration of his unique vision in a truly international collection from all of Ray Harryhausen’s extensive movie catalogue. Author Richard Holliss
has worked closely with the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation – a charitable foundation started by Ray in 1986 to protect his body of work – to collect together a lavish array of full-colour posters and
promotional material from the Foundation’s own archive, as well as private collections from around the world. Beautifully presented as a hardcover coffee table art book, Harryhausen: The Movie Posters features an introduction from director John Landis and offers a comprehensive guide to Ray Harryhausen’s legacy that will delight film buffs everywhere.
“Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no ‘Star Wars’ – George Lucas “My teenage years were fuelled by a desire to do exactly what Ray Harryhausen was doing- Peter Jackson
“The artist magician who breathed life into clay figures and wire
armatures and made us, as kids, happily fear for our lives, was the
dean of special effects… He inspired generations.” – Steven Spielberg
About the author:
Richard Holliss is a freelance journalist specialising in the media. Work includes documentaries on animation, science fiction and film comedy for BBC Network Radio. The author of The Disney Studio Story and The James Bond Fact File, Richard has also written reviews and features for numerous film publications including Starburst, Home Cinema Choice, Dark Side, Fantastic Fifties and Sight and Sound. Other work includes hosting film events for the British Film Institute and editing the UK edition of Starlog magazine.
9781785656781 | SEPTEMBER 4 2018 | HARDBACK | $39.95 | 192PP