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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

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Chris Landreth
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ryan Larkin ... Himself - Interview Voice (voice)
Chris Landreth ... Himself - Interview Voice (voice)
Felicity Fanjoy Felicity Fanjoy ... Herself - Interview Voice (voice)
Derek Lamb Derek Lamb ... Himself - Interview Voice (voice)
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Chris Landreth introduces himself to us in a funky restroom and then introduces the film's subject, Ryan Larkin, a brilliant animator in the 1960s and early 1970s. Chris shows us clips of "Walking" and "Street Musique," Ryan's ground-breaking shorts. We now see Ryan as he is: emaciated, alcoholic, much of his mind gone; we meet Felicity Fanjoy, his love during his creative period, and Derek Lamb, his producer. Ryan talks to Chris in the dining hall of what is probably a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Chris tries an intervention. We follow Ryan out into the street where he panhandles. The animation, which uses live footage, reveals the ravaged burned-out graceful man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Canada

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English | French

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September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Райан See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Chris: Hi, my name is Chris and I'm here to explain some things.
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This is art
12 November 2004 | by israelyangSee all my reviews

I had seen Chris Landreth's Bingo when I worked at Alias, and I was very impressed by the evident creativity that involved in Landreth's work. . His work is very unique and no cliché, and most importantly, visually very interesting. I have yet to see anyone to produce a 3d short that's as advanced in terms of the creative use of the 3d tool. . My personal belief is, the Ryan is much more than just a 3d documentary(also a very new genre in 3d animation I believe), it is a piece of art, and the medium is computer animation.


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