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Friday, April 11, 2008

How May A Mortal Man Face and Defeat, The Kraken

The Good, The Evil, The Danger, The Daring

The Combat, the Courage, the Splendour, the Spectacle

Lawrence Olivier As Zeus

Ursula Andress as Aphrodite

Harry Hamlin as Perseus

Burgess Meredith as Ammon

The Kraken as Himself

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Saturday 4:15 PM

Turner Classic Movies

A Greek hero fights a series of monsters to win the woman he loves.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Harry Hamlin.

Dir: Desmond Davis. C-118 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

Set your Tivo, VCR, DVDR or contact netflicks.

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Anonymous said...

i saw the last few minutes of Clash of the Titans this afternoon. did you know this was Ray Harryhausen's last movie to do the special effects? he retired after this, because of all the new digital Star Wars technology etc. interesting little aside, imho.

Paul Hammond said...

A bit of his filmology:

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1954) (visual effects)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (
1955) (visual effects)

The Animal World (1956) (effects technician)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) (special photographic, animation effects)

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) (visual effects)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (associate producer, visual effects)

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) (visual effects)

Mysterious Island (1961) (special visual effects)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (associate producer, visual effects)

First Men in the Moon (1964) (associate producer, visual effects)

One Million Years B.C. (1966) (special visual effects)

The Valley of Gwangi (1969) (associate producer, visual effects)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (producer, visual effects)

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) (producer, visual effects)

Clash of the Titans was his final hurrah, bringing back the look and feel of Jason and the argonauts.

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