Filmclub Celebrates Harryhausen
The master of movie magic gets an after-school season
With special effects blockbusters storming the box office, FILMCLUB - the celebrity backed after-school film initiative for young people - pays tribute to the real Houdini of the big screen, Ray Harryhausen.
Harryhausen, now 90, is responsible for special effects in classics like Jason and the Argonauts and the original Clash of the Titans - which inspired a generation of movie marvels and whose influence is still felt today.
FILMCLUB is honouring this true film legend by dedicating a Season of film to some of Harryhausen’s greatest work, as well a showing a couple of films that inspired him and some fantastic examples of the "stop motion" animation that he helped revolutionise.
This Season of the Week presents some of the earliest films to use stop animation like King Kong The Eighth Wonder Of The World – through to instant classics like the wonderfully dark and original Coraline - proving that you don’t need to rely on the CGI effects to create movie magic.
These films and thousands more are available free to FILMCLUB members to watch with their friends in school. Further information can be found at: www.filmclub.org
FILMCLUB Season of the week: Movie Magic
- Coraline (PG)
- Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)
- First Men in the Moon (U)
- Jason and the Argonauts (U)
- King Kong the Eighth Wonder of the World (PG)
- Mars Attacks (12)
- Quay Brothers, the Short Films 1979-2003 (12)
-The Adventures of Prince Achmed (PG)
-The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (U)
Full details on the FILMCLUB’s Movie Magic Season and filmclubber reviews of the films can be found here