For Thursday, November 3, please do the following:
(1) Watch Jason and the Argonauts
(Don Chaffey and Ray Harryhausen, 1963), taking notes as you see
fit. In addition to the DVD being reserved at the library, the film is
also streaming on Amazon. The movie clearly falls on the
action/adventure side of the Jason & Medea myth, and will also give
you another chance to appreciate Ray Harryhausen — this time in his
(2) Read "Myth and the Fantastic,"
which is Chapter 6 of Alastair Blanshard's and Kim Shahabudin's 2011 book, Classics on Screen.
This piece will review the salient facts of Harryhausen's career and
move our ongoing discussion of special effects a little further.
(3) Remember by noon on Thursday to comment on this post with your choice of a sequence from Jason and the Argonauts to view in class.