Harryhausen: The Movie Posters Art Book Review

If you consider yourself a film buff, or a student of cinema, then you should be familiar with the name Ray Harryhausen. Ray essentially motivated the mind behind Star Wars, and many other talented directors from the 70’s, to create the fantastical, based on his cutting-edge animations and special effects work from his iconic films. Using miniatures to film larger-than-life creatures was Ray’s bag, and he perfected it in his time, which led to his work being inspirational for many of today’s most impressive directors and filmmakers.

To commemorate Ray’s work, Titan Books has released a new art book featuring his movie posters called, Harryhausen: The Movie Posters, and like I mentioned earlier, if you’re a student of cinema, you’ll appreciate what this art book offers up. Throughout its 192 glossy pages, you’ll be treated to imagery from the posters created for Ray’s films, as well as insights into each production. The book is broken down into chapters discussing each of his most iconic projects, and each chapter sports plenty of poster imagery, as well as behind-the-scenes insights into each project. It really is a history book of sorts, but one with beautiful and classic looking art strewn throughout it.

You can check out my full review via the embedded video above.


Review Summary

Readability - 9
Presentation - 9
Price - 8.5
Entertainment Value - 8



If you love Ray, or are just a cinema history junkie, then you can't go wrong with this art book featuring a tour of his most iconic works of art.

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