Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Goddess with Upraised Arms in ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS

I love making this blog. Yesterday I posted a screengrab from ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS and I learned, from a follower on Twitter, that the statue in the background is the Goddess with Upraised Arms/hands. The post sorta went viral. The story is set on the island of Crete and the location of Polyphemus the cyclops' cave is supposed to be in Crete. So, the movie makers knew their stuff and the prop is historically accurate. The things I learn from doing this blog. 

Gordon Mitchell and Aldo Bufi Landi in ATLAS IN THE LAND OF THE CYCLOPS (1961) with the Goddess with Upraised Arms statue.


Anonymous said...

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Mikey said...

Hello - You are the expert in all things Peplum and i have a question with no way to contact you.

I am Mike at grandannessea@gmail.com

It is about L'Enlèvement des Sabines (1961) with Roger Moore and Mylene Demongeot. There is a scene with all the pretty ladies in the river (with the extra lovely Mariangela Giordano in yellow. Today I found a film archive with a huge semi-nude alternative take of the scene. I know that this was common practice in the 50s/60s but I had not heard of this for this film.

See my gallery: https://pixhost.to/gallery/Qpp2a

I will let you know the film site too as it has tonnes of old on set photos with quite few from Peplum films.

I hope that you will respond with more info!

All the best, Mike

PEPLUM TV said...

Thanks Anonymous

Hi Mikey

There were two versions of ROMULUS AND THE SABINES. The French version had some female nudity in it.

Thanks for the offer but when I checked the photos t went to some porn stuff.

John said...

Fascinating! Yes, blogging is a blast. Keep up the good work!