Thursday, September 12, 2019

By the Gods!

Solomon (Yul Brynner) directs his men for a special confrontation in SOLOMON & SHEBA (1959)

I probably shouldn't say this but the ending makes me laugh. It is spectacular and the after shot is grim (below) but the actually execution of the scene provokes giggles in me. It's not the use of dolls or miniatures which makes me giggle. It's the way the army just goes ahead as if nothing was happening or didn't figure the oddity of the mirrors reflecting light in the distance. Remarkably enough, this scene inspired another scene in Ridley Scott's EXODUS: GODS & KINGS (2014). The good thing about the scene above is how the actors were placed with the hundreds of extras. Usually, these massive spectacular shots are often devoid of the main actors' presence.

1 comment:

Brrrodie the Westie said...

We have another scene like this at the end of TARAS BULBA ... where the charging Polish army hurtles into an abyss in the steppes by the thousands