Film studies, pop culture studies, and other scholars from Australia, the US, and Europe present 11 essays on neo-peplum, or sword-and-sandal
, films and television shows.
But after the fifth place opening of "Ben-Hur," the second coming of the sword-and-sandal
movie appears to be attracting dwindling flocks of moviegoers.
All of this creates a potential problem for Johnson's "Hercules": sword-and-sandal
fatigue among audiences.
Known as a villain in American sword-and-sandal
film epics, he later returned to Australia to become a theatrical actor and an even more theatrical public personality.
This one, I think, is hopefully going to deliver something that we don't normally see from the sword-and-sandal
picture, whether it be Troy or Clash Of The Titans.
silliness which is daftly entertaining and doesn't take itself seriously.
Only in the sword-and-sandal
epics of Hollywood does that mean death.
But it was in the 1950s and 1960s when the sword-and-sandal
epic as we know it first emerged as a force to be reckoned with.
SO this is how real sword-and-sandal
fighters like Russell Crowe's Gladiator hero Maximus were buried - in mass graves with severed limbs bearing all the signs of their violent deaths.
Helmer Reale skips past Leone's long industry apprenticeship and early directorial work on sword-and-sandal
flicks, jumping to breakthrough "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), a film evidently made just to milk extra mileage from sets built for another, higher-budget Euro Western.
Morgan remains in Canada to film yet another of the new wave of sword-and-sandal
epics dominating out cinema and TV screens.
Bodybuilder and actor Gordon Mitchell, who appeared in many sword-and-sandal
epics as well as Federico Fellini's "Satyricon," died Sept.