One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
1) While filming footage of the Argo off the coast of Italy, shooting was interrupted when a replica of the Golden Hind sailed into view. The British television series Sir Francis Drake happened to be filming in the same location. Producer Charles H. Schneer shouted, “Get that ship out of here. You’re in the wrong century!” at the British crew, dispelling any tensions that arose from both shots being lost.
2) Ray Harryhausen spent so long creating and perfecting the stop-motion skeletons that he didn’t leave his studio for several months, refusing to sleep and subsisting on only leftover clay. One day, while struggling with the physiology of making the skeletons move realistically and out of his mind on toxic clay, Harryhausen skinned a studio intern alive and took notes as the intern ran around in agony. This technique worked wonders for Harryhausen, and he would utilize it again and again in subsequent films, regardless if there was a skeleton scene or not.