JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
- 11:00 AM
All tickets are $7
with Duke Ellington in George Pal’s A Date with Duke (1947)
(1963, Don Chaffey) In quest of the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason and the men of the Argo battle a Bronze Colossus, airborne Harpies, and perhaps Harryhausen’s most astonishing technical achievement: a seven-man squad of sword-wielding skeletons, underscored by Bernard Herrmann’s percussive dissonance. Shown with George Pal’s Date with Duke (1947), with Duke Ellington performing his “Perfume Suite,” as a stop-motion animated character dances on his keyboard. Approx. 115 min. DCP.
“Harryhausen's inventions are pleasingly imaginative, not least the army of waspishly pugnacious,
sword-wielding skeletons which pop out of the ground when the Hydra's teeth are sown. Great fun, with a Bernard Herrmann score to boot."
– Tom Milne, Time Out (London)