Wednesday, August 8, 2018

By the Gods!

Talos in JASON & THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

One of the best scenes in any PEPLUM, from the US or Italy. The great thing about Talos' robotic walk is that it made sense since he's a statue, making his appearance that much more uncanny. My only complaint about this scene is how Talos dies. It's sorta anti-climatic. The location, Palinuro Arch in Campania, was previously used in HERCULES CONQUERS ATLANTIS (aka Hercules & the Captive Women).


Anonymous said...

Blame the "sorta anti-climatic" ending on Argonautica. This is how he dies in the original source except that it is a nail in his heel that is removed.

Richard Svensson said...

One of the best fantasy sequences in any film, and certainly my fave scene in this particular movie. That's not exactly true, though. Few shots can compare with the creepy scene when Talos awakens, slowly turning his head to look down on the perplexed Hercules.

TC said...

IMHO, the best mythology-based movie of them all. It breaks the peplum rule, though, by showing the monsters clearly in broad daylight, and by having Talos appear near the beginning instead of the very end.