Thursday, December 6, 2018

By the Gods!

Jason (Fabrizio Mioni) returns to Jolco to reclaim his throne, with the help of Hercules (Steve Reeves), in HERCULES (1958)

This scene is the culmination of 'The Single Sandal' prophecy. This is probably my favourite part of the film. It's brilliantly executed by director Pietro Francisci. The prophecy is told at the beginning of the film (see clip below) and halfway through the story, we end up here, with Jason trying to prove he's the real ruler of Jolco, with Hercules shoving Jason to the side, showing Jason with one sandal to the King. It's a narrative within the main narrative. It propels the story in a cool, subtle and spine tingling way. It shows how the Gods have control over humans.

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