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"Date Night of the Titans"

Last night was BJ's, the Verizon store to upgrade the software on our phones, dinner at Panera's, and on a whim picked up a copy of the original Clash of the Titans and watched that.

First, it holds up pretty well after almost 30 years. Second, Ray Harryhausen was really a master at his craft. Third, I was amused by how directors created a sense of "epic" in these films - long shot, close-up of hero, long shot, close-up of heroine, medium shot, long shot, close-up of hero, long shot, 90 seconds of dialogue, and repeat in next scene. Not exactly Jackson's Lord of the Rings, but it amused us both. Finally, Bubo = R2-D2. :)

And now, a French toast bagel. Mmmm...


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Apr. 1st, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of the original CotT...even though the new one coming up looks amazing, I'm afraid that my rather Luddite-flavored view of special effects might make it iffy for me. And I prefer my gods to look very old-style Olympus-like, TYVM.

I think it might be about longing for my mis-spent youth. Or perhaps a young, nearly-naked Harry Hamlin.
Apr. 1st, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Although Perseus was kind of a klutz - lost the helmet in the swamps, kept dropping his sword, let his shield melt, and he had the damndest time keeping his clothes on! :)
Apr. 1st, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Also, once the witches said the eye was all-powerful, I'd have been like, "What's that? Did you say all-powerful? OK, listen, I'm going to borrow this for a few days, but I'll bring it back once I use it to KILL THE KRAKKEN. KTHNXBI!"
Apr. 1st, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
I liked the original! Prolly a must see this summer SINCE i forsee no theaters a me a goin' this year. lol! ;)

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