sword-and-sandal

sword-and-sandal

Of film, to features the exploits and adventures of ancient and biblical figures, as was prominent in Italy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Sword-and-sandal films dominated cinemas for a period after the second World War, but they were quashed halfway through the sixties by the Spaghetti Western.
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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.
Sword-and-sandal silliness which is daftly entertaining and doesn't take itself seriously.
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.
In 1946, he entered the busy Italian film industry and worked on many English-language sword-and-sandal movies being filmed at Rome's Cinecitta studios, including ``Ben-Hur.
Bodybuilder and actor Gordon Mitchell, who appeared in many sword-and-sandal epics as well as Federico Fellini's "Satyricon," died Sept.
The sword-and-sandal historical epic was dead before the Oscar-winning ``Gladiator'' brought it roaring back to life.