Richard Williams is a Canadian-British animator, writer and voice actor who was born in 1933. He is well known for his work in progress feature film The Thief and the Cobbler as well as being the animation director for Who Framed Roger Rabbit which he won two Oscars for. He is the author of the well known book The Animator's Survival Kit.
Image from The Animator's Survival Kit
Richard Williams has over 250 International Awards for his different animations and writings. He is currently working on a series of animations which bring to life the lessons and teachings from his book The Animator's Survival Kit.
La Jetée is a French film made by Chris Marker in 1962. It is made up of many different black and white photographs and the story is of a post-nuclear war experiment which specializes in time travel. Centered in post-apocalyptic Paris, survivors live underground and scientists make research into time travel with the intention of helping the future. The main male character is a prisoner of war after World War III and the main prisoner that is experimented on. He is transported to the past where he remembers a woman who he met before the war. He remembers seeing her on a jetty at an airport before witnessing a man die there. He develops a romance with the woman from the past but he is eventually sent to the future where he asks them to help escape the scientists who will kill him. The future people offer him a chance to escape permanently to their time but he declines and asks to be transported to the past so that he can rekindle his romance with the woman from his memories. He makes it…