Thursday, February 1, 2024


 Hercules (Steve Reeves) in search of the lion in HERCULES (1958) 

I love this movie. It's one of my favourite movies. I've written a lot about it. One of my pet peeves of this movie is the chariot in which Steve used. It changes sizes. In close-ups, it's seemingly normal size. In this long shot, like this official photo, it makes Steve look tiny, which is something few could describe Steve as. The chariot looks massive. It's something that always made me confuse. And, yes, that's Steve and not a body double or stuntman. In the previous shot, it is a stuntman, who's physique is ordinary. Maybe it was for security reasons.


Anonymous said...

It is supposed to be the runaway chariot from the beginning of the film which clearly had room only for one. The size of the chariot in the film also appears to change depending on how many people are on it. In the video at 26:00min they also appear to be using a larger version:

Not something one would easily notice on first viewing as it is very hard to spot and not as obvious as this official photo.

PEPLUM TV said...

But the chariot looks small in the shot when he talks to Mimmo Palmara.