Friday, February 19, 2016

EFSP'S DAZZLING DOZEN: SWORD AND SANDAL EPICS

New from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards: 

19 February 2016 -  EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: Sword and Sandal epics (click on the photo!)

One of the most popular European film genres of the 1950s and 1960s was the Peplum, also known as the Sword-and-Sandal epics. They were mostly produced in Italy, but the heroes were international: British, French, Dutch (!), Italian and American. The Peplum craze started in 1957, when bodybuilder Steve Reeves was invited to come to Cinécitta and play the lead character in Le fatiche di Ercole/Hercules (Pietro Francisci, 1958)....read more here http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.nl/2016/02/efsps-dazzling-dozen-sword-and-sandal.html

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