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    The Fantasia International Film Festival Announces First Wave of Lineup, Poster Art and More

    Earlier today, the Fantasia International Film Festival has announced the first phase of events, films and honors that will be given at their 18th annual celebration. The festival will go on from July 17 until August 5.

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    More New And Notable Film Books

    Here’s a second helping of film-related books worth checking out this holiday season. I hope the listings are useful, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or adding to your own library.

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    'Monsters' and 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards Remembers Ray Harryhausen

    Ray Harryhausen was a massive inspiration for me. His films used to come on during every bank holiday in the UK when I was a kid.

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    The Game-Changer: Ray Harryhausen

    When Ray Harryhausen’s "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" came out in 1958, it didn’t dominate the box-office as "Iron Man 3" did this past weekend.

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    R.I.P. Famed Stop Motion Animator Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013)

    Ray Harryhausen, a hugely influential animator and visual effects trailblazer, has passed away at the age of 93, his family announced today. With his pioneering use of stop motion animation, Harryhausen contributed memorable creatures to "Mighty Joe Young," "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms," "The 7th ...

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    Visual Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

    Ray Harryhausen, the pioneering visual effects artist perhaps best known for his work on 1963's "Jason and the Argonauts," died today in London. He was 92.

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    Animation Marvels—In Print And On DVD

    A spectacular new book about Ray Harryhausen is cause for celebration—but more about that later. The estimable Mr. H was inspired to pursue his art, and craft, by the films he saw as a boy, especially The Lost World (1925) and King Kong (1933). But the man who created the stunning animation in those films, Willis O’Brien, wasn’t the only person experimenting with the wonders of stop-motion. Steve Stanchfield, Stewart McKissick and Ken Priebe at Thunderbean Animation have compiled a dizzying DVD collection of rare short subjects appropriately titled Stop-Motion Marvels! and it’s a must for anyone interested in this f...

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