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Ryan Larkin Ryan Larkin
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Chris Landreth Chris Landreth
Self - Interview Voice


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Description: 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. The film begins with clips from Ryan's ground-breaking shorts "Walking" and "Street Musique.” We then see Ryan as he is now: emaciated, alcoholic, much of his mind gone; 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 Felicity Fanj ... (more)
Release date: 1 September 2004
UPC: 603497045327
Tags: Animation (6), Short (4), Cg (2), 2000s (2), Drama (1), Fantasy (1), Biography (1), Canada (1), Animated (1), Documentary (1), Surrealism (1), # Eng (1), Canadian Animation (1)
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"When: May 12th First-Time Viewing: Yes. How: DVD from Netflix. What'd I Think?: Bizarrely beautiful and unique, but also trying to too hard to be individualistic, this is a touching real life tribute. My Rating: 9/10 Other Notes: NA."

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"DIR: Chris Landreth SUMMARY: An animated documentary about animator Ryan Larkin, creator of the classic short films 'Walking' and 'Street Musique'. WHY IT'S HERE: A tragic tale of a talent gone awry due to drink and drugs, Chris Landreth's animated documentary 'Ryan' tells the fascinating story of animator Ryan Larkin through use of an actual interview Landreth conducted with the destitute director. Landreth's depiction of people (including himself) as outwardly showing their inner torment i"

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