Thursday, July 17, 2014

Photo of the Day

The ending to MESSALINA (1960)

Not an 'up-with-people' film, the downbeat ending to this film is sorta expected but the morbidness of it, for a film made in 1960, is unexpected. The tone to MESSALINA shifts gears quite often throughout the story: one moments it's kinky; the next moment it's comedic; then it's super serious and finally it's sorta gruesome. Quite an oddity for an Italian PEPLUM film which makes it stand out, for better or worse.

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