Monday, June 26, 2017

By the Gods!

Orson Welles, as King Saul, in DAVID & GOLIATH (1960)

Considered by many as being the greatest filmmaker of all time, Welles made several PEPLUM films during the 1960s when his career as a director was nearly over. He apparently directed his own scenes, which would this film one of those with more than two directors. Richard Pottier and Ferdinando Baldi are the other directors (for English and Italian versions). I don't know his views on the PEPLUM genre itself but I know that the genre has an amazing pedigree of stars and celebs which, today, is pretty much forgotten or dismissed.

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