Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans Collage
Click on Picture to Enlarge (As Always!)

I am a nerd. Those of you who read this blog have probably figured that out already. I love all things Elves (and would love to learn some Elvish), took the time to memorize the English royal lineage (for fun!) from Henry VIII to the present, dream of visiting places like Pompeii (and various cemeteries) on my honeymoon, and I keep a running list of vocabulary I don't know so that I can look it up when I get home.

Well, maybe I'm not a nerd, but I fancy myself one.

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This was my FAVORITE movie growing up (right alongside Red Sonya, The Beastmaster, and Conan the Barbarian. Am I a child of the 80s or what?!?). The Greek mythology fascinated me; I thought the mechanical owl, Bubo, was awesome; and desperately wanted to be Andromeda so that a Pegasus-riding Perseus would rescue me (Come to think of it, I still would like that). I thought the effects were awesome, and was especially mesmerized by the miniature pawns that looked like people that the gods in Olympia played with (changing the fates of real people along the way).

I developed a girl crush (definition here) on Miss Andromeda herself, Judi Bowker. I really thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen! You can see her above in the photo on the left and judge for yourself that she is indeed lovely (and what a tragic existence she leads!) You really must watch this classic movie if you haven't seen it.

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Imagine my surprise when I saw on IMDB that they're making a new Clash of the Titans for 2010. I don't know much about it (who is this Sam Worthington and Alexa Davalos, playing Perseus and Andromeda, respectfully), but I'm excited.

I'm also looking forward to this movie:

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

XOXO,

9 comments:

Bill Fasano said...

I was always so scared of Rip Torn's villain character in Beastmaster. I must have seen that movie a thousand times!

TD-2243 said...

You gotta appreciate how the Beastmaster and Conan posters are direct rip offs of the Star Wars Style A poster. Even the Clash of the Titans a bit, but not as much.

Ernesto Gaia said...

I don´t think you´re a nerd but a classic movies Lover. Probally you will remember these one:

Krull
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py5dRkvsAkM

Sinbad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a77pycC78Q0

They´re are great too! I remember that I watched them when i was very very young :-)

Miss Thang said...

Wow. My brother and I would always run and snag the other when Clash of the Titans was on. And yes! The mechanical owl! How great! And the Kracken? Mythology brought to life with brillllliant special effects. Oh, Perseus.

Mia said...

You know I've been a Tolkien freak most of my life! ^^ I even taught myself Sindarin (an Elvish language). Nowadays most is forgotten but I can still make some sentences etc with the help of my dictionary and grammar knowledge xD


Oh gosh, you got me absolutely obsessed with that Alice in Wonderland movie! It looks so fabulous - I can't wait til 2010! ^^

TD-2243 said...

http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/sw7721-0rolled.jpg

Ernesto Gaia said...

Have you seen the Official Trailer
The Clash of Titans 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6CJenNMsb4

I don´t know if the´re gonna keep the romantic view of the original movie but..let´s wait and watch it!

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