Monday, March 29, 2010

Movie Monday: Clash of the Titans

Hollywood loves remakes! Thankfully some classics are still popular enough today to remain original, but for the rest of the flicks out there, it's a whole other story. Take for instance, today's feature movie: first, there was Clash of the Titans (1981)...

And Friday, we'll have Clash of the Titans (2010).

Notice the subtle differences? (Okay, I'm being sarcastic here.) Hello special effects!

And what about the costumes?

Harry Hamlin as Perseus, Clash of the Titans (1981)

Sam Worthington as Perseus, Clash of the Titans (2010)

Why do modern men fear wearing long robes? Sure, non-period armour is much more useful when fighting for your life, but do you look as stylish?

Notice also the haircuts, which are so much more representative of the time the movie was made than the time it is set in. Movies are such great keepers of fashion trends history... which then become costumes!

Other costumes you can see in the New movie include Gods,...

Ralph Fiennes as Hades and Liam Neeson as Zeus, Clash of the Titans (2010)

...Mysterious ageless women,...

Gemma Arterton as Io, Clash of the Titans (2010)

...the Damsel in Distress,...

Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, Clash of the Titans (2010)

Hmmm, I thing that Peplos is showing a little too much cleevage for a princess of the time. Moving on.

... and of course, some Soldiers!

Mads Mikkelsen as Draco, Clash of the Titans (2010)

I guess an Antiquity-Fantasy (as opposed to a Medieval-Fantasy) might be interesting for a change. After all, the Ancient World is so full of Legends! So nothing historically accurate, but some interesting costumes none of the less.

Costume Design for Clash of the Titans (2010) are by Lindy Hemming who was also responsible for this department on such films as The Dark Knight (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999) , for which she won an Oscar for Best Costume Design, and many more.

Costume Design for Clash of the Titans (1981) were by Emma Porteus who has also worked in the same function for Judge Dredd (1995), Robin Hood (1991), Aliens (1986), Supergirl (1984) and Octopussy (1983) to name only a few.

Funny Factoid: Emma Porteus was Costume Designer for James Bond Movies from Octopussy (1983) to The Living Daylights (1987), while Lindy Hemming has worked on the same franchise from GoldenEye (1995) to Casino Royale (2006).

1 comment:

  1. Necropost: Andromeda is supposed to be naked when she is sacrificed to the kraken. So her wardrobe in this movie is rather conservative for the time.