"THE DRAGON-GREEN, THE LUMINOUS, THE DARK, THE SERPENT-HAUNTED SEA": MONSTERS, LANDSCAPE AND GENDER IN CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981 AND 2010) 1

Liz Gloyn
NEW VOICES IN CLASSICAL RECEPTION STUDIES Conference Proceedings   unpublished
The films of Ray Harryhausen generate a powerful evocation of place as captured in his mise-en-scène. The films create a world that feels very immediate and real to the viewer, yet remains strangely other-they have one foot in reality and the other in fantasy. That effect arises, in part, from Harryhausen's ability to manipulate his landscapes to best effect. This article explores the connection that the original Clash of the Titans and its 2010 remake create between monsters and the landscapes
more » ... and the landscapes in which they appear. The 1981 Clash creates a strong conceptual link between the sea, the feminine and the monstrous; 2 in contrast, the 2010 Clash associates monsters with the underworld and Hades. 3
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