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There has been a long tradition of Western crossovers in cinema. These include the addition of flying saucers in Cowboys & Aliens, steampunk in Wild Wild West, dinosaurs in The Valley of Gwangi and The Beast of Hollow Mountain, and the supernatural in The Shadow of Chikara and Jonah Hex.
It stars Wesley Snipes - best to known to comic book fans for starring in the Blade trilogy - who filmed the project before going to jail for tax evasion in December 2010. His prison sentence ends on July 19, 2013.
The cowboy-meets-zombie mash-up was shot in Namibia in 2006 and had its world premiere at the Vue West End, in London's Leicester Square, on October 27, as part of »
- David Bentley
Special effects king Ray Harryhausen revolutionised cinema with skeletal armies and man-eating dinosaurs
Ownership of films is usually the preserve of directors and actors. You will hear of the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie, or the new Tom Cruise vehicle. But such films as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963)and Clash of the Titans (1981) are Ray Harryhausen films, regardless of who directed and acted in them. One Million Years BC, a film for which, unusually in his career, he was brought in as a hired hand, (1966) isn't even regarded as a Hammer or Raquel Welch movie. No other technician or artist working in film can make such a claim.
"Everyone has their own right way of doing things," explains Harryhausen, now aged 92. "I'd probably call myself a film-maker rather than just a special effects man. I'd often come up with the story, advise on the script, »
- Phelim O'Neill
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