Clash of the Titans (1981 movie)
|Clash of the Titans|
|Directed by||Desmond Davis|
|Written by||Beverley Cross|
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Edited by||Timothy Gee|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Field workplace||$41 million (North America)|
Clash of the Titans is a 1981 British-American heroic fantasy adventure film directed by Desmond Davis which retells the Greek mythological story of Perseus. It stars Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Maggie Smithand Laurence Olivier. The movie options the ultimate work of stop motion visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen. It was launched on June 12, 1981 and grossed $41 million at the North American field workplace, which made it the 11th highest grossing movie of the yr. A novelization of the movie by Alan Dean Foster was printed in 1981.
King Acrisius of Argos (Donald Houston) imprisons his daughter Danaë (Vida Taylor), jealous of her magnificence. When the god Zeus (Laurence Olivier) impregnates her, Acrisius sends his daughter and his new child grandson Perseus to sea in a picket chest. In retribution, Zeus kills Acrisius and orders Poseidon (Jack Gwillim) to launch the final of the Titans, a huge sea creature known as the Kraken, to destroy Argos. In the meantime, Danaë and Perseus safely float to the island of Seriphos, the place Perseus grows to maturity.
Calibos (Neil McCarthy), son of the sea goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith), is a younger man engaged to marry Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker), the daughter of Queen Cassiopeia (Siân Phillips) and inheritor to the wealthy metropolis of Joppa; however for committing a number of atrocities towards Zeus, together with searching and destroying Zeus’s sacred flying horses (excepting solely Pegasus), Zeus transforms Calibos right into a monstrous satyr and he’s exiled by his individuals. In revenge, Thetis transports an grownup Perseus (Harry Hamlin) from Seriphos to an deserted amphitheatre in Joppa, the place he’s befriended by an aged poet named Ammon (Burgess Meredith) and learns that Andromeda is underneath a curse and can’t marry until her suitor efficiently solutions a riddle, whose failures are burned at the stake. In an effort to assist his son, Zeus sends Perseus a god-crafted helmet from Athena (Susan Fleetwood) which makes its wearer invisible, a magical sword from Aphrodite (Ursula Andress), and a defend from Hera (Claire Bloom). Perseus, sporting the helmet, captures Pegasus and follows Andromeda to be taught the subsequent riddle. Perseus is sort of killed by Calibos however manages to sever one of Calibos’ palms, shedding his helmet in the course of.
Perseus befriends Thallo (Tim Pigott-Smith) and presents himself as suitor and accurately solutions the riddle, presenting the severed hand of Calibos. Perseus wins Andromeda’s hand in marriage. Calibos, discovering that Thetis can not act towards Perseus, as a substitute calls for that she take vengeance on Joppa. At the marriage ceremony, Queen Cassiopeia compares Andromeda’s magnificence to that of Thetis herself, whereupon Thetis calls for Andromeda be sacrificed to the Kraken on ache of Joppa’s destruction.