Friday, August 31, 2012

Pietro Francisci's Films: Life's a Beach

Classic beach scene from HERCULES (1958): Hercules tries to revive Iole

This scene is from HERCULES UNCHAINED. It's a beautiful moment. If it doesn't ring a bell it's probably because it has been cut from most versions out there: Penelope listens to a sea shell, waiting for Ulysses' return. While some might say that the scene doesn't add anything important to the story imo it shouldn't have been cut since it's sweet and a typical Francisci touch.



Above & below: From HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES

1 comment:

Pal said...

For me, HERCULES UNCHAINED without the beach scene featuring Penelope (and a nice matte painting) is absolutely worthless. (Besides, the removal of this - extremely pleasing - scene was done very clumsily, resulting a rather awkward transition from the preceding scene.)