Thursday, September 29, 2005

Guilty Pleasure - Clash of the Titans

This one's for you, Michele. Yes, I love this movie. I really love most movies that have to do with Greek mythology. And this movie covers a lot of ground, from the Krakken to Medusa to the Three Fates. It's sheer, out-and-out melodrama, but what a cast: Olivier, Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress, Harry Hamlin - I have no idea how they got Olivier and Smith to do this (okay, lots of money, I'm sure).

Anyway, there are really dated special effects, but at the time, they were Harryhausen at his best. Bubo, the metallic owl sent by Athena, is a mechanical marvel. The Gorgon was also pretty scary. The Kraken, though, looks like Godzilla on vacation. ;-)

But it's still a fun film for us romantics who love to see our heroes triumph over evil, doing so in short togas. And love conquers all - yay!!


Michele said...

LOL Kelli!!!!
Thanks for the honorable mention and the cute photos of Harry Hamlin.....he was So yummy back then.

OK, I've got a weird one that no one has ever mentioned....Have you ever heard of the Sci-fi movie 5 Million Years to Earth?? It was a spooky, British movie about ancient aliens...sound familiar????
I'm waiting in suspense for your answer...

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Oh geez, I used to love this movie :)

Kelli McBride said...

Is this the movie where the Brits are digging a subway tunnel and uncover the aliens?

Michele said...
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Michele said...

Yup, I needed to amend my first response:

Yes! You Got it in One!
Kelli you are definitly movie savvy.

I love visiting the old films.
I could only find 2 pictures from the movie. I'm crossed eyed from looking. I did find some awesome pics from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...rememeber the series at all? I thought David Hedison hung the moon then. I was such a fickle gal.

Love this walk down memory lane!

Kelli McBride said...

I too loved David Hedison. And what about Time Tunnel with James Darrin? Lord, he was hot. I have watched Gidget and Gidget Goes Hawaiian more times than is sane because Moondoggie is sublime!

Michele said...