Bonsai Chelo's costume design, which is reminiscent of Hollywood's old sword-and-sandal
epics, is also an unhealthy distraction.
If you've only seen Diane Kruger as Helen in Brad Pitt's sword-and-sandal
blockbuster Troy, then you'll be amazed at the range and power of performance she offers here as Katja.
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.
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.
HOLLYWOOD After "Gladiator" preemed May 1 at the Academy in Hollywood, it was mentioned to exec producer Walter Parkes that when the pie's reviews appear it will be subjected to a torrent of the soon-to-be-relentlessly-overused description "sword-and-sandal
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.