Episode 27 – Clash of the Titans (1981), with Christie Vogler

We’re back with our first episode of season 2. Joined by threepeat guest and avowed servant of Rita Repulsa, the always amazing Dr. Vogler, we dig into Ray Harryhausen’s 1981 Clash of the Titans. Naturally, we spend the first 5 minutes talking about our speaking habits and fancy vocab words before getting to the actual movie, but his film is fascinating to us both as a work of classical reception and as an artifact of modern cinema. It’s a fairly down the middle adaptation of a myth and perhaps the last example of a Hollywood tradition of movie-making embodied in the effects of Ray Harryhausen. Listen to our takes on the gods, heroes, monsters, behind-the-scenes drama, whales and more.

At one point we mention posts on Twitter by Aimee Hinds Scott on the film legacy of Medusa, which you can check out here.

Myths are for the Children
Myths are for the Children
Episode 27 - Clash of the Titans (1981), with Christie Vogler
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