Thursday, December 2, 2010
Medusa by Stephen Thompson
I had this pencilled before Dec put his up so I apologise for the doubling up. Harryhausen films are up there with Star Wars and Indiana Jones in terms of childhood influences with me. The Medusa from Clash of the Titans is one of his best creatures and I love how he pushed her design by making her a half-snake creature rather than just a woman with snakes for hair. The scene itself is a masterclass in moody lighting and suspense, two things modern genre film makers seem to have forgotten how to do. It's like they're terrified that if they slow down for a moment their audience will get bored and leave.