Books by Ray Harryhausen
NPR stories about Ray Harryhausen
James Cameron's film, Avatar, and its 3-D experience broke box office records through the holiday weekend. Richard Rickitt, author of Special Effects, and Tyruben Ellingson, who worked on Avatar, discuss the evolution of special effects in films.
Stop-motion animation has evolved a lot since the days of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Henry Selick's Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman classic, pushes the form even further.