Tuesday, November 19, 2019

By the Gods!

The opening title of SIEGE OF SYRACUSE (1960; L'assedio di Siracusa)

This is from the open credits of the Italian copy since the US version is missing in action. My favourite opening from any PEPLUM movie. The music, the direction, the zooming on the artwork screams we're in for an epic story. And it is. Directed by Pietro Francisci, who understood the PEPLUM genre more than anyone else. Note: I cut part of the opening to make the file size small.

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