Thursday, October 15, 2020

By the Gods!

Archimedes (Rossano Brazzi) learns a secret from Diane (Tina Louise) in SIEGE OF SYRACUSE (1960)

This is definitely Pietro Francisci's biggest movie. It's lush, expansive and beautiful to look at. I watched the French version of it last night (I don't have to read subs) and I really like it. The French dub is excellent unlike Tina Louise's other PEPLUM film, SAPPHO. The French dub is horrendous for that title. The English version is still missing in action. Will it ever surface? I like watching it in Italian with subs but watching without subs is a definite plus. I can't wait to get a hold of the English dub. IMO, the only liabilities I can make towards this excellent production is the episodic script. It takes place during decades and the movie sorta loses focus at one point. Also, the color of Rossano's hair is terrible. What were they thinking? But that's it. The rest is top notch!

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