Wednesday, May 25, 2016

By the Gods!

Sophia Loren and Afro Poli in AIDA

A rare and odd PEPLUM musical based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera. None of the actors actually sing. It's dubbed by real opera singers. Sophia and Poli are in blackface (which is not uncommon in current theatre presentations of films made during that time). I doubt anyone today, in our politically correct times, would want to see this. A film to be forgotten?

2 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Actually it is not at all bad in my view. However, the copy I saw years ago needed some serious restoration.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

I agree it's not bad but it's a film of its time