Category: Production

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: MYTHICAL MENAGERIE

I had an almost religious experience recently. I went to the Ray Harryhausen: Mythical Menagerie exhibit hosted by the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Ray Harryhausen is a name that anyone that is even mildly interested in special effects in movies should know. He didn’t invent stop-motion animation, but he was probably the best at it…

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: A MEL BROOKS BOOK: THE STORY OF THE MAKING OF THE FILM by Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein is a perfect parody of the Universal Pictures Frankenstein films from the nineteen-thirties, and it’s my favorite Mel Brooks film. The cinematography was beautiful and lovingly crafted to capture the style of James Whale’s Frankenstein. Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder insisted that the movie was to be shot in wonderfully contrasting black and white.…

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