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Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908–1990 (Paperback) (Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich)
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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
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Roy Kinnard & Tony Crnkovich
Street Date: February 20, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-4422
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