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Ray Harryhausen

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  • More Guilds Honor 'Old Men'

    One weekend before what many expect to be an Oscar coronation, the Coen Brothers' thriller "No Country For Old Men" picked up honors from a pair of industry organizations. The Cinema Audio Society and Art Directors guild both recognized "No Country For...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Disney nets nab 'Nine' | Dave Karger: Clooney vs. Damon twice? | Will another Disney flick down 'Up'?

     
    • Michael Schneider reports that the Weinstein Co. is working with Disney on an ambitious multi-platform promotion plan for "Nine." As Michael details, "Under the arrangement, a themed dance number on the Nov. 17 episode of 'Dancing with the Stars' will...
  • 'Percy Jackson' and 'Clash of the Titans' draw on same Greek myths but with epic differences

     
    This is a longer version of my cover story in this upcoming Sunday Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. -- G.B. There were inscriptions written above the entrance of the Temple of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi, and......
  • Clash of the Titans–the ORIGINAL, on BluRay and DVD

     
    “It's going to look kinda fake,” my wife says to the kids, by way of lowering their expectations as we settle in to watch the new DVD release of Clash of the Titans last night. “The monsters won't look as real.” I give her a hard...
  • Turan review: 'Clash of the Titans' has 'distracting' 3-D and 'clunky' action

     
    As early crowds settle in to see the movie, Los Angeles Times movie critic Kenneth Turan weighs in on "Clash of the Titans" with little enthusiasm about the remake of the "creaky" 1981 stop-motion animated classic. It's doubtful that records......
  • 'Clash of the Titans' make an epic return

     
    As decisions go, it was the same kind that faced the 1970s souls who had to pick just the right warlock-and-serpent mural for their customized van. Should the Pegasus be white or black? Maybe glowing red eyes too? And what......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Once more, with passion

     
    It was the Passion of the Ballroom at the “DWTS” Rectagon this week, as the couples were challenged with putting on their seductive faces and dancing either the tempting tango or the raunchy rumba Monday night. And the heat was......
  • Effects wizard Ray Harryhausen celebrated by academy exhibit in L.A.

     
    Susan King, our Hero Complex specialist on classic Hollywood, caught up with effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen by phone recently. Here's her report on their animated conversation: Retired special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen -- who celebrates his 90th...
  • Hollywood and the sands of time: A look back at 10 films set in the Middle East

     
    Susan King is the Hero Complex specialist on classic Hollywood, and today she looks back at the long history of American popcorn films set in the Middle East -- and their complicated legacy. Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are together......
  • Monster Mash: Seattle Symphony names new director; N.Y. Museum of Modern Art sees record attendance

     
    -- Taking the podium: The Seattle Symphony Orchestra has named French conductor Ludovic Morlot to replace Gerard Schwarz as music director. (Seattle Times) -- Box-office boom: The New York Museum of Modern Art said it saw record attendance during the........
  • Summer reading: Kate Racculia on 'The Perilous Gard'

     
    Kate Racculia grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and attended graduate school in Boston. Yet her debut novel, "This Must Be the Place" has a lure of Hollywood -- special-effects Hollywood, that is, "Jason and the Argonauts"-style. In the book, a......
  • OLD SCHOOL SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Gayle Anderson was live in Beverly Hills for "OLD SCHOOL SPECIAL EFFECTS." The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' new summer exhibition, "The Fantastical Worlds of Ray Harryhausen," can be found in the Academy's Fourth Floor Gallery in Beverly...