Ray Harryhausen passed away last week at the age of 93. He was a groundbreaking pioneer in the world of special effects for films. His work inspired other filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, as well as a host of amateurs with clay and a camera in their parents basement.
Learn a bit about his legacy by watching "The sci-fi boys". This documentary features "legendary all-stars of cinema [who] bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B movies to blockbusters that have captured the world's imagination".
Find it at: JD 791.4367 S416 2006.
Or better yet, discover Harryhausen's work by simply watching it!
The library has several of his best works available for check-out on DVD, including:
The 7th voyage of Sinbad
It came from beneath the sea
One million years B.C.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Clash of the Titans
p.s. If you're a Doctor Who fan, seek out Patrick Troughton in Sinbad and the eye of the tiger, and Tom Baker in The golden voyage of Sinbad!