Ray Harryhausen to receive award

Stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen has been selected by the Art Directors Guild to receive its annual award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery. The 12th annual Art Directors Guild Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 16. Previous recipients include Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys), Steven Spielberg (WAR OF THE WORLDS), Robert wise (THE HAUNTING), and John Lasseter (TOY STORY).

In the days before computer animation, Harryhausen used miniature models with metallic armatures to bring dinosaurs and monsters to life in such films as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., and THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. In 1992, the science and technical brand of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his work with a lifetime achievement award.

RELATED ARTICLES: Harryhausen discusses his work on BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. Or see the video version below.

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