Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nero and his lyre while Rome burns

Is there a more iconic PEPLUM moment than Nero playing with his lyre while Rome burns? Here are a few examples. The 1984 mini-series of QUO VADIS doesn't show Nero, played by Klaus Maria Brandauer, with his lyre while Rome burns. Not good.

Carlo Cattaneo as Nero in QUO VADIS (1912)

(provided by Facebook friend Epic Movies)

Charles Laughton as Nero in SIGN OF THE CROSS

Nero played by Gino Cervi in NERO AND THE BURNING OF ROME (provided by Facebook friend Epic Movies)

The most iconic moment from QUO VADIS with Peter Ustinov as Nero

It might be difficult to see but Nero (Vladimir Medar) is playing the lyre as Rome burns in FIRE OVER ROME.

Michal Bajor as Nero in QUO VADIS (2001)

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