History Film / JasonAndTheArgonauts

31st Dec '17 1:38:16 AM Ciara25
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* AdaptationalUgliness: Greek mythology describes the huntress Atalanta as a gorgeous blonde with AmazonianBeauty and endless suitors. However, the film portrays her as a plain {{Tomboy}} so much so that Jason refers to their relationship as a '''brotherly''' one (he clearly thinks of her as a man rather than a woman). Though despite this, Atalanta does attract one man in the course of the film.



* ChekhovsGun: In both films, Jason receives an AmuletOfDependency, which is not from the myth. In the 1963 film, it is a gift used to [[spoiler: call for Triton's aid in escaping the Clashing Rocks.]]



* AdaptationalUgliness: In mythology, Atalanta was an AmazonianBeauty with beautiful blonde hair that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed as a rather plain tomboy.

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* AdaptationalUgliness: In mythology, Greek mythology describes the huntress Atalanta was an as a gorgeous blonde with AmazonianBeauty with beautiful blonde hair and endless suitors. However, the film portrays her as a plain {{Tomboy}} so much so that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed Jason refers to their relationship as a '''brotherly''' one (he clearly thinks of her as a man rather plain tomboy. than a woman). Though despite this, Atalanta does attract one man in the course of the film.


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* ChekhovsGun: In both films, Jason receives an AmuletOfDependency, which is not from the myth. In the 1963 film, it is a gift used to [[spoiler: call for Triton's aid in escaping the Clashing Rocks.]] while in the 2000 film [[spoiler:it's a key that helps open a secret passage into the royal palace, so they can finally defeat Pelias.]]
31st Dec '17 1:35:23 AM Ciara25
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* JerkassGods: Surprisingly averted in both cases - likely due to the original myth featuring one of Hera's positive portrayals. The Gods in the Harryhausen film seem friendly enough and Hera especially tries to stop Pelias from murdering a girl in her temple. She's quite willing to help Jason, though Zeus restricts the amount of times she may do so. In the Hallmark film, Zeus is a bit more Jerkass - but he and Hera are given an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
* {{MacGuffin}}: The Golden Fleece which doesn't actually do anything other than look pretty (though it heals Medea in the first version). The 2000 film says it grants someone their heart's desire but it's implied that this is mostly superstition.

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* JerkassGods: Surprisingly averted in both cases - likely due to the original myth featuring one of Hera's positive portrayals. The Gods in the Harryhausen film seem friendly enough and Hera especially tries to stop Pelias from murdering a girl in her temple. She's quite willing to help Jason, though Zeus restricts the amount of times she may do so. In the Hallmark film, Zeus is a bit more Jerkass - {{Jerkass}} -- he cheats on Hera with mortal women and then gets jealous when Hera is attracted to Jason, causing several problems for the Argonauts as a result -- but he and Hera are given an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
* {{MacGuffin}}: The Golden Fleece which doesn't actually do anything other than look pretty (though it heals Medea in the first Harryhausen version). The 2000 film says it grants someone their heart's desire desire, but it's implied that this is mostly superstition.
28th Dec '17 6:41:38 AM Ciara25
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* GodsHandsAreTied: In this version, Zeus decrees that Hera is only allowed to help Jason five times, since that was the number of times his elder sister Briseis called upon her by name to protect him. This is a handy explanation for why Hera, as Queen of the Gods, can't just come in and magically solve every problem for our heroes, which works fine in a myth but would be pretty anti-climactic in a film. (Of course, she still finds ways around it...)

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* GodsHandsAreTied: In this version, Zeus decrees that Hera is only allowed to help Jason five times, since Hera bluffs that this was the number of times his elder sister Briseis called upon her by name to protect him. This is a handy explanation for why Hera, as Queen of the Gods, can't just come in and magically solve every problem for our heroes, which works fine in a myth but would be pretty anti-climactic in a film. (Of course, she still finds ways around it...)
28th Aug '17 11:43:22 PM Fyrmer
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A pretty unique inversion. In mythology, Atalanta was an AmazonianBeauty with beautiful blonde hair that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed as a rather plain tomboy.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A pretty unique inversion. AdaptationalUgliness: In mythology, Atalanta was an AmazonianBeauty with beautiful blonde hair that had suitors lining up for her. Here she is portrayed as a rather plain tomboy.
8th Aug '17 1:53:47 AM Saveelich
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->''"Some people say ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' or ''Film/CitizenKane''... I say ''Jason and the Argonauts'' is the greatest film ever made!"''
--> -- '''Creator/TomHanks''', giving Creator/RayHarryhausen a special Academy Award
21st May '17 4:10:18 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalUgliness: Greek mythology describes the huntress Atalanta as a gorgeous blonde with AmazonianBeauty and endless suitors. However, the film portrays her as a plain {{Tomboy}} so much so that Jason refers to their relationship as a '''brotherly''' one (he clearly thinks of her as a man rather than a woman). Though despite this, Atalanta does attract one man in the course of the film.
16th Apr '17 7:42:19 AM Saveelich
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* SequelHook: The film ends with the Argonauts having successfully acquired the Golden Fleece, but doesn't show Jason's return to overthrow Pelias. The sequel didn't happen most likely because what follows is in no way akin to an adventure story but falls into pure {{tragedy}}, as shown in the play ''Theatre/{{Medea}}'' and its adaptations.
7th Apr '17 7:59:55 AM Saveelich
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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: The fleece's guardian was a dragon in the original myth, but it's a hydra in the film.

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: The fleece's guardian was a dragon in the original myth, but it's myth. It is a hydra in the film.
7th Apr '17 7:51:57 AM Saveelich
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There was another movie made in 2000 produced by Hallmark with the same title that followed the original myth more closely, its ending aside. Many fans of the Harryhausen movie often mistake the Hallmark version for a remake of it despite them both being based on the same myth and having virtually nothing in common apart from the titles.

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There was another movie made in 2000 produced by Hallmark with the same title that followed the original myth more closely, its ending aside. Many fans of the Harryhausen movie often mistake the Hallmark version for a remake of it despite them both being based on the same myth and having virtually nothing in common apart from the titles.
titles and quest goal.
2nd Mar '17 7:10:49 AM NhazUl
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* BlackVikings: Orpheus, a Thracian, is portrayed by a black actor. Thracians were white.
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