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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

Release Date:

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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Beautiful
3 June 2005 | by lily_77oSee all my reviews

'Ryan' is a truly beautiful film in many respects. First the visual look of the film is high art. Beyond the composition and the colors, there is so much visual information going on that as a viewer you feel like you are getting a secret peek into another realm, where people wear the experiences that pilfer their soul. Secondly, there is something very beautiful about the film's ancestry and pedigree. The film showcases the talented Ryan Larkin and his animation in a way that both honors the art of animation but also shows the growth of the genre. Thirdly the film depicts and encapsulates the sacrifice that artists face and struggle to passionately create their art and walk down a path that is so very much less traveled.

'Ryan' a beautiful film deserves its honors and praise.


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