Wednesday, December 12, 2018

By the Gods!

Deborah Kerr, Peter Miles and Buddy Bear try to survive the burning of Rome in QUO VADIS (1951)

A box office smash at the time, even with its big budget taken into consideration. Today the film has become a lightning rod for haters who simply view the film as Christian propaganda. Never mind history, like this great scene of the burning of Rome. I find this aspect very odd. Yes, it has obvious Christian aspects but that was the point of the story. People are so odd today. Anyway, it was shot in Rome and gave a massive boost to the Italian film industry, and subsequently helped get the ball rolling on the PEPLUM craze. I will always be thankful for this film for this aspect.


Anonymous said...

Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, and The Robe always seem to take a drubbing these days. Christianity is an important part of these stories but, because religion is so "out of fashion" now, modern viewers can't seem to accept that. Yes, people are so odd today.

Tim Mayer said...

Starring Jethro Bodine's dad!