Tuesday, February 18, 2020

By the Gods!

A scene from SAMSON & DELILAH (1949) in 5 screengrabs.

Starring Victor Mature as Samson and Hedy Lamar as Delilah. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. A classic though I feel the ending is better than the movie. It's an underrated spectacular sequence. It was a huge hit and it re-ignited the PEPLUM genre which was pretty much dormant since the end of the silent era.

The 'model' was actually a set or a miniature set. This must have taken a lot of planning on everyone's part. They couldn't repeat it.

1 comment:

Salgister said...

If one pays close attention when the temple is falling on the masses, a part of a column is seen rolling over the people running without stopping them. Seems the this part is made up of two parts; the upper half showing the temple collapsing, and the lower part the people running in panic.