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Harryhausen - The Movie Posters

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'Informative and entertaining in equal measure, it provides catnip for the nostalgic film fan as well as a perspective on a more periphery aspect of cinema history' - New York Journal of Books

Harryhausen - The Movie Posters showcases the posters from all of Ray's movies, from 1949's Mighty Joe Young, to Clash of the Titans in 1981.

Harryhausen: The Movie Posters, by Richard Holliss traces the career of Ray Harryhausen through the iconic movie posters that promoted the feature films.

The book dedicates a chapter to each of Harryhausen’s films. Each chapter begins with a production story of the film, peppered throughout with archival film stills and photographs of the stop-motion miniatures.

He traces Harryhausen’s career from his first work on Mighty Joe Young (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1949) to Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis, 1981). He details the inner works of the Hollywood machine, the hiring and firing of stars, producers, and directors. 

On a production level, Harryhausen: The Movie Posters reproduces these otherwise disposable promotional materials in brilliant colours and sharply rendered detailing.  

Featuring posters from all over the world, as well as commentary from The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential addition to any fan's library.

 Details
  • Author: Richard Holliss
  • Hardcover: 192 pages 
  • Date published: September 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1785656781
  • Product Dimensions: 33.3 x 26.4 cm

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