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Jason and the Argonauts Introduced by Ray Harryhausen

Friday, June 18, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The mythological themes of many of Harryhausen’s films reappear as Jason sets sail with a band of Greek heroes, his argonauts. If succesful in their quest to find the Golden Fleece, Jason will secure his rightful place as the king of Thessaly. First they face many dangers, including an army of skeletons that grow from the teeth of the dreaded seven- headed hydra. The skeleton sequence remains one of the most memorable of all of Harryhausen’s creations with its complex technique to ensure the free flowing, stop-motion movement of the different body parts.

Director: Don Chaffey
Starring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond,Laurence Naismith

USA 1963, 86 mins, English

Jason and the Argonauts Introduced by Ray Harryhausen

BFI Southbank,
Belvedere Road, London, England SE1 8XT

2:00pm, Sun 20 Jun, 2010

More info:
Over at the BFI website