Tuesday, February 21, 2017

By the Gods!

Susan Hayward and Victor Mature look upon the statue of Isis in DEMETRIUS & THE GLADIATORS

Continuing with a series of grand spectacle sets from PEPLUM films, here's a brief one, a combination of set, matte painting, and optical effects with the fires in the cauldrons. The scene is very static and lasts just a few seconds. We never see the statue other than from this shot. This was one of the early CinemaScope films and creating these special scenes must have been difficult.

1 comment:

Maciste said...

Great scene and Great Demetrius Mature at the end leaving the palace along with Peter and the other gladiator!