jason and the argonauts

The signs as stop-motion movies

Aries: Coraline

Taurus: Chicken Run

Gemini: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Cancer: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Leo: The Boxtrolls

Virgo: Jason and the Argonauts

Libra: Frankenweenie

Scorpio: ParaNorman

Sagittarius: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Capricorn: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Aquarius: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Pisces: Corpse Bride

that moment in the argonautica when jason pulls together the heroes and is like ‘alright, guys….. we need to choose a leader. We need. The best guy. Who here do you vote to lead this quest’ and w/o hesitating everyone looks at heracles, who’s like ‘.. no?? Jason brought you here? This is literally his quest, he should be the leader? Obviously.’ and everyone else is like ‘damn I guess’ like.. how savage. dude brings you together and you turn on him like this

  • Medea: Hello Jason. Look at your wife. Now back to me. Now back at your wife. Now back to me. Sadly, she isn't me. But if she wears this dress I made, her skin could burn off. Look down. Back up. Where are you? You're at your wedding. With the woman your wife could kill like. Look at your hand. Back at me. I have it. It's the charred remains of your wife's corpse. Look again. The corpses are now our children's! Anything is possible when your wife kills like a barbarian and not a lady. I'm on the sun chariot.
  • *doo doo doo doo doo doo doo-doo*

Grantaire and combeferre start a punk band called Jason and the Argonauts with jehan is their lyricist, with such hits as; 

Atlas Held Up the World, But Can He Hold Up My Sick Guns, ft Bahorel on the kazoo, which he has spent his life playing

I pissed in narcissus’ pond, ft eponine with her opera singing

Psyched Out for Love, ft Marius Pontmercy’s autotuned confusion while we recorded him wailing about how the girl he’s facebook stalking will never love him and then he realized we were recording 

Prometheus and Liver Dinner Ft Feuilly tricking enjolras into thinking that as a kid he had to raise a cow to adulthood and then kill it himself and was given only the liver to eat 

“Persephone and the three strings” ft Cosette on her violin as she sings about even good mothers with the best intentions can fail their children 

Can’t Buy My Love (with red string): a Theseus Tribute 

I Jacked Off To Zeus’ Aegis and He Was Into It 

Athena Loves The Stars ft combeferre drunk off his ass sobbing about astrophysics

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The Influence of Ray Harryhausen on Horror:

In 2013, the world lost one of the most influential visual effects creators of all time.  Ray Harryhausen perfected a method of stop motion known as “Dynamation”, which he used in various landmark films, such as Mighty Joe Young (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), as seen above.

His work has inspired many animators over the years, and provided the impetus for stop motion animation to be used to create entire feature-length films, such as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), right up to the works of Laika, LLC., who produced 2009’s Coraline, as well as the upcoming Box Trolls (2014). 

His influence has also spurred on numerous homages in films from nearly every genre, including horror.  In 1987, Freddy Krueger returned to theaters and nightmares the world over in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.  In a clear nod to the skeletal warriors from Jason and the Argonauts, Freddy’s spirit briefly inhabits his mortal remains in an effort to keep them from being properly buried, and thus put to rest.  In 1992, director Sam Raimi would make an even more obvious reference to the same warriors in his horror/fantasy epic, Army of Darkness.

“I think all of us who are practioners in the arts of science fiction and fantasy movies now all feel that we’re standing on the shoulders of a giant.  If not for Ray’s contribution to the collective dreamscape, we wouldn’t be who we are.”
- James Cameron