By the Gods!

Silvana Mangano as Circe in ULYSSES (1954)

Silvana plays a dual role in ULYSSES. She's Penelope and Circe, which, IMO, eclipses Kirk's input in this film. Kirk is good but miscast. He was too scrawny. Bekim Fehmiu was better as Ulysses in the TV mini-series. But Silvana was magic in this. 

1 comment:

orsh549 said...

I have seen a few of Silvana's movies down through the years, and I liked her a lot. She was #2 on my list of Italian Actresses #1 being Sophia Loren. Kirk's portrayal was pretty good I thought, especially the last 15 min. as he cleaned out the scum. Everybody thinks that his portrayal as Van Gogh was his best, but I like his role in THE VIKINGS which he played to perfection.