Tuesday, November 22, 2016

By the Gods!

A behind-the-scenes view of the filming of a PEPLUM film in BOCCACCIO '70

BOCCACCIO '70 is not a PEPLUM film. It consists of 4 short films directed by Monicelli, De Sica, Visconti and Fellini. This scene is from the beginning of the Fellini film. It shows a cheaply made PEPLUM film being made in some public place. Fellini satirized the making of the often considered cheap genre. It's cute. The Hercules here is credited as Giuliano Gemma but his appearance is so fleeting that its hard to say if it's him. Of course, Fellini went on to film an epic PEPLUM film of his own, SATYRICON.

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