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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Clash Of The Titans (1981)

After she has given birth to the son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier), a vengeful father (Donald Houston) casts his daughter (Vida Taylor) and her infant son out to sea to restore his family "honor". Against the wishes of his wife Hera (Claire Bloom), Zeus saves the girl and his son. But when he grows to manhood, the boy (Harry Hamlin) must seek out his destiny. This was the last feature film of the legendary Ray Harryhausen. While it lacks the imagination and execution of his best work like 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD or JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, there's still much to like. The Medusa sequence ranks with some of the best of his work although I could have done without the annoying Bubo, the mechanical owl. Of course, for those of us who love classic Greek mythology, the film has a special place in our movie hearts. Directed by Desmond Davis (GIRL WITH GREEN EYES). For a film where the acting doesn't matter much, the cast is filled with heavyweights. In addition to Olivier and Bloom, there's Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith, Ursula Andress, Flora Robson and Sian Phillips. With Judi Bowker and Tim Piggott Smith. 

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