Tuesday, December 11, 2018

By the Gods!

Nero (Alberto Sordi) and Poppea (Brigitte Bardot), and a few animals, in NERO'S BIG WEEKEND (1956)

Yesterday, I posted the French poster of it and aside from Brigitte herself, what stood out from it was CinemaScope. This was the first PEPLUM films shot in widescreen in Europe? I can't think of any other. THE ROBE was the very first CinemaScope film to be released from Hollywood in 1953.  ROLAND THE MIGHTY was another PEPLUM film shot in widescreen and released in 1956. NERO'S BIG WEEKEND was released in September while ROLAND THE MIGHTY, in December.

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