Thursday, August 29, 2019

By the Gods!

Miriam (Sylvia Lopez) receives her judgement from the Sanhedrin in HEROD THE GREAT (1959)

No this is not a scene from a STAR WARS movie. The production for this movie is quite good. It doesn't look cheap. Sylvia is excellent in this. Since she spoke 5 languages, including English, I'm sure she got along with Edmund Purdom, who played Herod. I believe her line reading was done in English. This scene lasts just a few seconds. Interesting choice and use of color for the floor (which is part of the story during the climax).


Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree that the red-white-blue color scheme is most effective.

Richard Svensson said...

Some of the color schemes in this movie remind me of the lavish Russian fairy tale films produced by Mosfilm in the 1950s and 60s. I guess it can be argued that this is so because of its Russian director, Victor Tourjansky. He's also credited with making one of the most hotly debated lost films of movie history, the 1920 Russian "Dracula." The burning question is -and there are varied opinions- did it ever exist?