Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Genre: Sword and Sandall Flims / Greco-Roman Mythology

Genre: "Sword and sandal films, or pepla (singular peplum) are a class of Italian-made adventure or fantasy films that have subjects set in Biblical or classical antiquity, often with contrived plots based very loosely on mythology or Greco-Roman history, or the surrounding cultures of the same era (Egyptians, Assyrians, Etruscans, Minoans), etc...." (Wikipedia)

Like: I love the epic scope of the film. For me period films bring a real scene of pretend and fantasy. also most of the films in this genre are based of some sort of mythology. Mythological stories ask those deep question of what it means to be human, which is very thought provking

Dislike: Sometime films in this genre can get way to action pack and lose story. Also if the VFX are bad or cheesy then it ruins the film quality...which happen more then what you think.

My Top Films In This Genre (alphabetical order):

Clash of the Titans (1981)
Jason and the Argonauts
King Arthur
Odyssey, The

The Future of Comic Book Movies:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Clash of the Titans (2010)


Ridley Scott
Oliver Stone
Wolfgang Petersen
Desmond Davis
Donald Chaffey

Andrei Konchalovsky

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