Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cave Emptor

When Cyclops burst out of that cave
I didn't know how to behave:
To switch off the telly,
or quiver like jelly?
So I sat and just tried to be brave.

David "Cowardly" Cairns

Young David was terrified by The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan H. Juran, 1958), which featured the stop-motion creatures of animator Ray Harryhausen, as well as a score by Bernard Herrmann. Below: Photo © Watson-Guptill Publications. Chilhood Chills continues...


Jack Veasey said...

I love it! The Cyclops was my favorite Harryhausen critter in that film. I see some similarities between him and the Ymir in "20 Million Miles To Earth," another of my favorites.

D Cairns said...

Oh yes, Ray H has a particular design style, and you can see it in the Kraken, Trog, Calibos, and a number of his beasties.