Loading, please wait...

product description page

Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908–1990 (Paperback) (Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich)

Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908–1990 (Paperback) (Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Produced in Italy from the turn of the 20th century, “sword and sandal” or peplum films were well received in the silent era and attained great popularity in the 1960s following the release of Hercules (1959), starring Mr. Universe Steve Reeves. A global craze for Bronze Age fantasy-adventures ensued and the heroic exploits of Hercules, Maciste, Samson and Goliath were soon a mainstay of American drive-ins and second-run theaters (though mainly disparaged by critics). By 1965, the genre was eclipsed by the spaghetti western, yet the 1960s peplum canon continues to inspire Hollywood epics. This filmography provides credits, cast and comments for dozens of films from 1908 through 1990.
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich
Language: English
Street Date: February 20, 2017
TCIN: 51496747
UPC: 9781476662916
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4422
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.