PEPLUM Cliché : Lifting and Throwing Boulder/Rock/Stone

One of the most popular clichés in the PEPLUM genre is our beefy lifting something abnormally heavy no normal human can lift, like a tree, a wagon or even a person, and using it as a weapon. In this set of clichés, it's boulders or rocks or stones or something heavy made of such material, or should I say papeir mache or styrofoam made to look like such material.

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Steve Reeves in HERCULES UNCHAINED

Reg Lewis in COLOSSUS OF THE STONE AGE

Kirk Morris and Richard Lloyd (aka Ilosh Khoshabe) in HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES

Alan Steel in SAMSON & THE SLAVE QUEEN

Steve Reeves again in HERCULES UNCHAINED

Mark Forest in HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS

Roland Carey in THE GIANTS OF THESALLY 

Ed Fury in URSUS IN THE LAND OF FIRE

Gordon Scott is about to throw a table made out of granite in GOLIATH & THE VAMPIRES

Mario Novelli and Richard Lloyd (aka Ilosh Khoshabe) in THE INVINCIBLE BROTHERS MACISTE

1 comment:

gpm said...

I'd have to look it up, but my recollection is that this one actually has roots in Homeric similes, comparing the hapless men of today with the heroes of the Golden Age who could pick up things that no two men could do today.

--gpm