Friday, April 5, 2019

By the Gods!

Anthony Quinn, as Barabbas, in a gladiatorial event in BARABBAS (1961)

Now I won't state my opinion about this film now, something which I've stated many times at the blog (search the blog). What I'll mention is this is how you direct a crowd scene: include the main actor, or any actor attached to the movie, so those scenes cannot be re-used in other movies. This is a great shot and makes the event even more compelling than the usual isolating the crowd shots from the actor stranded in the middle of the arena. They clearly spent a lot of money on this production.

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

Thanks for posting ... the sulfur mines in BARABBAS sequence is one of the most harrowing in any movie, and the stoning scene is better than in HEROD THE GREAT. It's on my list for Lenten viewing!