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That Moment.. by Loneanimator That Moment.. by Loneanimator
Talos turns his head to look at the startled Hercules in Ray Harryhausen's "Jason and the Argonauts", one of the finest moments in fantasy film history, I think. How to better, and more effectively sum up a sense of wonder and awe?
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They really HAVE to release this movie on Blu-ray--current DVD's are so hard to find, and so expensive!!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's not on Blu-ray yet? I have the European DVD edition of this movie, and it looks (and sounds) pretty darn good.
It's got that Harryhausen documentary narrated by Leonard Nimoy, which is probably the only one you need.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: I was misinformed!!! I just found it and ordered it---thank you!!!
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Chamjari Featured By Owner 19 hours ago   General Artist
Great rendition of a classic movie.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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DevinMorse Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most terrifying moments in cinema.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, it probably is, in all its simplicity.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fact that it is a living statue and is brought to life through stop motion...really helped sell the movements of that monster. Still the highlight of the movie for me. More so than the big end fight of the skeletons and the criminally overlooked Hydra.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't know why the Talos sequence is so powerful, but it is. There is a feeling of doom over the whole thing.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
There's something abut Harryhausen's work that gives me thrills even now. It's got a quality CGI can't truly match. :) (Smile) 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Harryhausen movies have an atmosphere that nobody has managed to replicate!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It is one of several memorable monster introductions in that deservedly classic film. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's a prime example of cinematic storytelling: How to make a grand entrance, but making it simple.
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Longpaw Featured By Owner 3 days ago
That moment terrified me as a kid, the movie holds up well to time.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It still looks great, doesn't it? :)
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MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Ah Ray Harryhausen, one of the best Stop-motion film makers that ever lived!!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'll simply put him down as one of the greatest movie visionaries of all time :)
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MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Also very true!
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Stegron Featured By Owner 3 days ago
My childhoods favourit Movie. Thanks.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
That goes for me too! :D
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UrutoramanZenith Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I just rewatched that movie...after watching it for the ten thousandth time
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sounds familliar :)
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
It's kind of odd that this came out on TV not too long ago. 
A rather well done representation of that statue there. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
The first time I watched it was on TV in the 1980's. Now I just pluck it from my DVD shelf :)
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner 3 days ago   General Artist
Very nice. 
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I remember this scene to this day
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's hard to forget :D
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snicker1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
thanks for sharing
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for stopping by :)
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GothicDom Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
Excellent.. Ray's ability to make such wonderful movies was truly a gift to everyone who saw them.  Well done.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ray Harryhausen's visions are still unique, and will stay that way.
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japender61 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I completely agree!  One of the coolest moments ever!  Love that movie!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's the moment when the audience, as well as Hercules, realizes that shit's about to go down!
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TSofian Featured By Owner 4 days ago
And the sound effects were perfect! Modern movies just don't have the heart!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Modern movies don't have the patience to build up the tension to a moment like this.
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago
:nod:
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
#1 
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KingLittleCaesar Featured By Owner 4 days ago
The next thing I’ll say the moment he stares at me...

”Heyooo!”
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
You don't want a 200 foot tall statue to turn and look at you. Nothing good can come of that :o (Eek) 
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KingLittleCaesar Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Unless you’re talking about the Colossi from Shadow Of The Colossus, in which case, some of them won’t attack you unless you provoke them.
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that moment was, is, AWESOME! 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
So simple, and so effective :)
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Anybody watching the movie know what's gonna happen, but that doesn't subtract a bit of a thrill...
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
When it happens, it doesn't disappoint :)
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! Talos is one if my favorite stop-motion characters.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That scene is still intensely creepy.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's movie magic! :D
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DonaldMoore909 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Loved the movie Jason and the Argonauts like KernaaliTanuli, to me Ray Harryhausen was a genius in his field. What he was able to do with little budget and his monsters all looked so real. Now with the cudo's out of the way when I first saw this in the smaller box that highlights Watchee's new submission I thought it was a picture from the movie, it looked that real. When I opened it up and saw it wasn't it didn't disappoint me because this looks so awesome, you caught the scene so well. Like grassa48 said, when I was young watching the movie it was so scary and like G-Rett it is as good as you can get in a still image. Yes Loneanimator Thanx for the trip down memory lane!!!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Jason and the Argonauts is one of those endlessly re-watchable movies for me. It still packs a visual punch that most modern movies can't live up to.
Really glad you like my portrayal of this scene :) It's not exactly how the shot looks in the movie, but it's pretty darn close.
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DonaldMoore909 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I guess you would have to have the movie running or a pic form the movie to see the difference. But you caught the moment perfectly and that is what is most important. There could of been a telephone pole in the back ground and 99.99 would not notice it when the bronze statue came to life!!!
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