Ray Harryhausen book signing and film screening in London

Harryhausen The Movie Posters BookAnderson fans will be interested to know that legendary visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen will be celebrated in a twin event on Saturday 8th September in London.

Writer and broadcaster Richard Holliss will be signing the newly released Harryhausen The Movie Posters Book at Forbidden Planet Megastore in London from 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

This will be followed at 3pm by a special 4K screening of Harryhausen’s classic 1964 movie First Men in the Moon, starring Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries at The Regent Street Cinema – London’s oldest Cinema. The film will be presented by Harryhausen Trustee and filmmaker John Walsh.

Uber-fans may know that Ian Scoones, Special effect director on Thunderbirds, worked under Harryhausen during his career – not that you’d need any excuse to attend these great events!

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to help with the delicate and on-going restoration programme for the creature collection.

Ray Harryhausen with medusa

Photo credits: Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation

NOW ON SALE! Fanderson’s Doppelgänger Soundtrack Album

Doppelganger soundtrack CDUPDATE: Fanderson’s long-awaited album of Barry Gray’s stunning soundtrack to Gerry Anderson’s Doppelgänger is now available to buy online! Go to:

 http://www.fanderson.org.uk/fansales/fansale.html#CD

Yesterday the CD had its world premiere at the UFO convention, SHADO Con 2, and now it’s the turn of all other Fanderson members to get their hands on this stunning release.

The 77-minute CD album contains Barry Gray’s complete stereo score for Doppelgänger (AKA Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun), performed by a 55-piece orchestra with Sylvette Allart on the Ondes Martenot. Composed and recorded for an initial edit of the film, including scenes that were ultimately trimmed from the final cut, it includes cues composed for those scenes that have never been heard before outside the studio.

This is accompanied by a corresponding assembly of mono cues, arranged exactly as heard on screen.

A bonus track included is Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki, a short section of which replaced part of Gray’s composition in the final edit of the film – the only piece of library music used.

This latest addition to the critically-acclaimed Fanderson soundtrack library is completed by a 20-page full colour booklet.

Fanderson members had their first chance be able to buy their Doppelgänger soundtrack  at SHADO Con 2, which took place on Saturday 30th June 2018 at Quad, Derby. You can find out more details of the event here.

It now goes on sale from the club website today -  1st July 2018 – the 50th anniversary of the start of principal photography on the feature film.

The Doppelgänger soundtrack is a limited edition release and, like all of Fanderson’s merchandise, is available exclusively to Fanderson club members.

Take a look at Fanderson’s library of amazing soundtrack albums.