Ryan

Ryan

DVD - 2004
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Ryan: Creating a hand-animated three-dimensional world, Chris Landreth explores the life of Ryan Larkin, a pioneer in Canadian animation who now lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change. Alter egos: Incorporating the animated documentary Ryan, Laurence Green's film explores the paths of animators Ryan Larkin and Chris Landreth and the relationship that developed between the two men. Syrinx: Using animated charcoal sketches, the Greek legend of how Pan made his pipes is brought to life. Walking: The way people walk is observed. Street musique: A visual improvisation is created from the music performed by sidewalk entertainers. The end: An animator discovers he's a character in his own work. Bingo: Answers the question, What if a lie is told long enough and loud enough?
Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada ; distributed by Microfilms, Inc., 2004.
Edition: Special ed. DVD
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 95 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 pamphlet.

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Dec 28, 2010

Chris Landreth is a talented animator and brings the tragic and engaging story of Ryan Larkin to the audience. Larkin is a renowned animator who was a pioneer in the field and Landreth has rediscovered this talented artist in a very different state in his life.

The subsequent documentary Alter Egos is a definite watch to fully appreciate the story and the impact of this story on both of these men's lives.

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