Monday, September 7, 2020

By the Gods!

Alberto Lupo and Edmund Purdom in HEROD THE GREAT (1959)

The costumes in this excellent production are excellent. I've been trying to make a list of the best costumes in a PEPLUM movie for some time now, and this one will surely be featured on that list. Really above average costumes. If the costumes in a movie are great it's already 50% excellent. Yes, costumes are that important to me (even skimpy!). Both actors are excellent with Purdom giving a solid performance without some of the histrionics he would use in some later movies. Purdom's real voice was used. Recommended.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your assessment of this movie. It's excellent and the costumes by Vittprio Nino Novarese are beautiful. Novarese also designed many of the costumes for the 1963 version of Cleopatra. His daughter is Leticia Roman who appeared in Pontius Pilate and Pirates of Tortuga.