Monday, October 12, 2020

By the Gods!

Giulio Brogi as Aeneas in AENEID (1971)

A mini-series from Franco Rossi who also directed THE ODYSSEY (1968) TV mini-series, which is more known than this one. 7 one hour episodes. A massive undertaking, for the makers and the viewers. Aeneas is a giant in Italian culture/history but almost unknown elsewhere. He is the ancestors of Romulus and Remus, who were the founders of Rome. Aeneas was exiled to Italy after the fall of Troy. The mini-series looks great but more 'groovy' than THE ODYSSEY. Some dated costumes and style. The locations are stunning, many of which were destroyed by ISIS. So there's something truly valuable about this production. The series is in Italian without English subtitles....yet.



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