Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ryan


Source National Film Board of Canada

This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - having lost his ability to create and succumbing to addiction, he panhandles on the streets to make ends meet. Through the use of computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend and colleague in an effort to shed light on his downward spiral. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Sarris, Nikos [2005] 3d modeling and animation : synthesis and analysis techniques for the human body. Hershey PA : IRM Press, [Netlibrary]
  • Grant, John [2001] Masters of Animation. New York, NY : Watson-Guptill Publications, [WorldCat]
  • Cohen, Karl. [1997] Forbidden animation : censored cartoons and blacklisted animators in America. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. [WorldCat]
  • Sitney, P. Adams [2002] Visionary film : the American avant-garde, 1943-2000. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. [NetLibrary]
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