Thursday, June 20, 2019

Through the years: Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian is a famous Christian saint and martyr that inspired countless of artists to paint a portrait of this doomed man. In movies, Sebastian was portrayed a few times in PEPLUM flicks. Here's a quick overview.

Massimo Girotti in FABIOLA (1949) with Henri Vidal

Ettore Manni, as San Sabastino, in REVOLT OF THE SLAVES (1960) with Van Aikens (above, far left)

Leonardo Treviglio in SEBASTIANE (1976), an erotic exploration of the story. An 'art film' more than a straight forward story on the saint.

Michael Biehn in THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT SEBASTIAN (1984), a French TV movie

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

There is a homoerotic element to depicting the martyrdom of St. Sebastian in both western painting and in the cinema.