Monday, July 1, 2013

30 Greatest Moments of PEPLUM Cinema: #20 - 'The Race' from THE QUEEN OF SHEBA


This scene stands at #20 on the list.

This "Race with 3 targets" from THE QUEEN OF SHEBA seems like a simple scene but it perfectly showcases director Pietro Francisci's amazing eye for action which would eventually serve him well 6 years later with HERCULES. The scene is wonderfully composed and edited, like the rest of the entire film. It's a beautifully created adventure. QUEEN OF SHEBA was the template on which all other Italian/Euro action-inspired PEPLUM films were based upon. The massive success of HERCULES solidified it. Structurally speaking, this is where the genre, which we would know eventually know it as, all started.


2 comments:

Steven Lester said...

The trumpets were perfect for the scene, and talk about an alpha woman. You would not want to cross her at any time.

Brrrodie the Westie said...

I can't watch this film without my eyes being plastered to Leonora Ruffo the entire time. She is an exquisitely beautiful tigress and dominates every scene she's in. Whatta gal!