I remember when this movie came out in 1981. There were two films opening up that weekend at the local theater : Clash of the Titans and Raiders of the Lost Ark. I was a sucker for mythology, so I picked the sword and sorcerer flick.
Back then, there was no Internet, so I had no knowledge whatsoever regarding Spielberg‘s now classic adventure romp. But word got around pretty fast that this was the blockbuster to see that summer, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In hindsight, I should simply have taken a long, hard look at Richard Amsel’s amazing painted movie poster featuring Han Solo in a fedora before buying my ticket. It would have been enough to convince me to postpone my visit to mount Olympus.