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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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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
"Oh...CRAP!"

Seriously, one of the greatest fantasy movies of all time and probably Harryhausen's greatest work.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Agreed! :) I think this particular scene is one of the defining shots of fantasy cinema.
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That "creak" when Talos turns..... haunted my childhood dreams.....

BTX
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's movie magic :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
 Aaah, you can't beat the Classics and you can only join them in you're Extremely Good (as the Mighty Harryhausen himself would tend to prove - how many Classical Myths have played out in the mind's eye with special effects by the Old Master himself, I wonder?).
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I mourn for the unmade Harryhausen epics! He goes through them in one of his books, with notes and sketches, and it's a rather depressing read. But so is Jim Danforth's long list of projects that never were.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
 It does rather make you wonder which Alternate Histories might have allowed these abandoned projects to come to fruition, eh?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cinema can be divided into pre-Star Wars and post-Star Wars, especially special effects movies. Harryhausen is no exception. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger got lackluster reviews mostly because it was unfavorable compared to Star Wars. Clash of the Titans seemed to be viewed as a quaint folly; entertaining, but without substance. No wonder Harryhausen retired.
I think his unrealized projects would've had to be produced before the Star Wars technical and narrative revolution, but at the same time I can't see how that would've been possible. Harryhausen seemed to always be working. It's a miracle he managed to do all the quality work he did.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
 One would like to think that if the Lucasarts team c.A NEW HOPE ever thought of Harryhausen's work it was with the proper Reverential Awe of an architect who can build a Space Station looking at the Parthenon - they can do things the old man could never dream of, but are wise enough to know they don't built them like that anymore.Nod 
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  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 Aug 15, 2018  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 Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: I was misinformed!!! I just found it and ordered it---thank you!!!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Congrats! No movie collection should be without it :)
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!!!  Skeleton warriors forever!!! :iconskeletonplz:
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018   General Artist
Great rendition of a classic movie.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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DevinMorse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most terrifying moments in cinema.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, it probably is, in all its simplicity.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  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 Aug 12, 2018  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 Aug 12, 2018
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 Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Harryhausen movies have an atmosphere that nobody has managed to replicate!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
It is one of several memorable monster introductions in that deservedly classic film. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  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 Aug 11, 2018
That moment terrified me as a kid, the movie holds up well to time.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It still looks great, doesn't it? :)
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MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
Ah Ray Harryhausen, one of the best Stop-motion film makers that ever lived!!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  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 Aug 12, 2018
Also very true!
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Stegron Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
My childhoods favourit Movie. Thanks.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
That goes for me too! :D
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UrutoramanZenith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I just rewatched that movie...after watching it for the ten thousandth time
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sounds familliar :)
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018   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 Aug 10, 2018  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 Aug 11, 2018   General Artist
Very nice. 
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
I remember this scene to this day
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's hard to forget :D
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snicker1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
thanks for sharing
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for stopping by :)
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GothicDom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018   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 Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ray Harryhausen's visions are still unique, and will stay that way.
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japender61 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
I completely agree!  One of the coolest moments ever!  Love that movie!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  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 Aug 10, 2018
And the sound effects were perfect! Modern movies just don't have the heart!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  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 Aug 10, 2018
:nod:
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
#1 
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KingLittleCaesar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
The next thing I’ll say the moment he stares at me...

”Heyooo!”
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  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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