Thursday, November 11, 2010

PEPLUM Anachronism

Roger Brown changing in Mars ~ the God of War

This is one of the biggest anachronisms in PEPLUM films: modern day bikini briefs for undergarment. Practically every film has moments like these. This also points to another thing familiar with Italian/European Sword & Sandal films: lotsa upskirt shots of our heroes in action. These shots almost do not exist in S&S films made in Hollywood. Very prudish while these shots are expected in Euro films.

Ed Fury mounting a horse...and flashing the audience

Gordon Scott showing his religion in Hero of Rome

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's one of the reasons why I love peplum flicks so much!