Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo of the Day

The cyclops during the climax of MACISTE IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS (aka Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops)

The cyclops is a popular monster in the PEPLUM genre. I actually like the way he was designed here in this film. Like so many PEPLUM films of that era the action is good but brief...compared to today's drawn out action scenes. This scene was re-used in MACISTE IN HELL. The special trick in this shot is actually pretty clever but not fool proof so it's a very dark scene.

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