Welcome to the Ray Harryhausen Podcast, the show dedicated to the life, career and films of a special effects titan!
Episode 35- ‘The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver’ 60th anniversary special
Join us for a 60th anniversary celebration of Ray Harryhausen’s classic, ‘The 3 Worlds of Gulliver’!
Hosts John Walsh and Connor Heaney delve into the archive to celebrate Ray’s 1960 take on the classic Jonathan Swift novel. We explore the various techniques which were utilised to create the worlds of Lilliput and Brobdingnag, as well as the stop-motion creatures which Ray animated for the film. Listen to previously unheard audio from the Foundation’s archive, including Bernard Herrmann’s spotting sessions for the film, and isolated audio of star Kerwin Matthews’ singing.
Also listen in to hear names of ten lucky winners from our summer ‘Top Ten Harryhausen’ competition- all of whom receive a copy of daughter Vanessa’s brand new book, ‘Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema’. We update on news from our centenary exhibition of the same name in Edinburgh, with an exclusive clip from director John Landis’ audio tour of the show.
Enjoy- and have a very happy Christmas, from everybody here at the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
Episode 34- Ray Harryhausen: Titan Of Cinema
Trustee & filmmaker John Walsh is joined by 'Vintage Geek' author Marshall Julius to chat with Ray's daughter, Vanessa Harryhausen in Episode 34 of the Ray Harryhausen Podcast.
Vanessa discusses her first book, 'Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema', written to mark her father's 100th birthday this year. John and Marshall quiz her on her memories of growing up amongst some of cinema's most legendary creatures, as she describes life at home with such an inspirational father.
Listen to the exclusive story of how Vanessa's book was created, alongside tales of the original creature collection that she grew up amongst!
Also available as a Vodcast from https://vimeo.com/468465331
Episode 33- Top Ten Harryhausen Creations
The votes are in, and the ultimate Ray Harryhausen top ten has been decided! Join trustee John Walsh, collections manager Connor Heaney, and special guest Vanessa Harryhausen for a countdown through the world's favourite Harryhausen creatures.
Each iconic creation is discussed in-depth, with exclusive clips of Ray Harryhausen reflecting on his legendary stop motion models. Daughter Vanessa recalls growing up amongst such an incredible collection, and watching her father work.
Join us in celebrating Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday, as the world stops to remember this remarkable Titan of Cinema.
Episode 32- Ray Harryhausen's Unsung Heroes
Episode 32 of our podcast sees the second part of a geektastic conversation between John Walsh and Marshall Julius. Marshall shares his three favourite Harryhausen 'Unsung Heroes'- classic sequences from Ray's filmography which he believes deserve greater recognition.
Also- a last chance to win one of five copies of Marshall’s fantastic publication ‘Vintage Geek- The Quiz Book’, which features an entire chapter of Harryhausen quiz questions! Simply answer Marshall’s brainteaser from this episode on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Enjoy, and look out for a chance to vote for your own top three unsung Harryhausen heroes soon!
Episode 31- Top Three Harryhausen Creatures with Marshall Julius
Step into our celebration of Ray Harryhausen’s centenary year for our first new podcast of 2020!
Trustee John Walsh is joined by journalist and author Marshall Julius to discuss his top three Harryhausen creations. John and Marshall share their thoughts on some of Ray’s most beloved creatures, as well as updating fans on how the Foundation will celebrate Ray Harryhausen’s centenary throughout 2020.
Also- listen in for a chance to win one of five copies of Marshall’s fantastic publication ‘Vintage Geek- The Quiz Book’, which features an entire chapter of Harryhausen quiz questions! Simply answer Marshall’s brainteaser on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Enjoy, and look out for a chance to vote for your own top three Harryhausen creatures very soon!
John Walsh interview on Marshall Julius’ Tuesday Takeover- FUBAR Radio, 4th February 2020
Foundation trustee John Walsh guested on FUBAR Radio, as film critic & author Marshall Julius hosted their Tuesday Takeover slot on February 4th.
Hear more about our Ray Harryhausen centenary plans, & John’s new book ‘Harryhausen: The Lost Movies’. Don't miss it!
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Just fantastic! Love it all
Just fantastic! Love it all especially stuff with his buddy Ray Bradbury, one of my favorites.
Instead of people sitting around laughing, telling jokes and nonsense this is an actual informative and fun show, very Pro! Thought you new everything about Ray and his movies, then you better listen because lots of new stuff here!
good behind the scenes information
For fans of Ray Harryhausen a trove of behind the scenes information and inteviews with interesting people.