For several years, this habit is disappearing due to things related to digital TV and VOD. However, with firm belief, we do not intend to give up this beautiful tradition, and every spring, we eagerly wait for the popular channels to bring us an unlimited amount of plums for Easter. Our favorite movie work, its title is: Quo Vadis (Melvin Leroy, 1951).
Why are we so dedicated to Qu Vadis? let’s start. In general, movies considered “Easter” are biopics of their protagonists. (The King of Kings, the greatest story ever, the superstar Jesus Christ…), Have a good movie for him as a middle school (Ben Hull). There are other (Holy robe) Although they did not let him appear in front of the camera, they did have another major factor: dozens of Christians were fed to the lions in the circus.
So, what makes LeRoy’s film unique is that it has everything we request for a special film… and there is also the ability to laugh at yourself, which makes it very popular with us.
Between this kind of biblical passionate jokes and wonderful aesthetics (sticky? Well, yes, it’s an honor already), Quo Vadis very happy. It’s 171 minutes without any entertainment. This is a boring afternoon. This may be because the parade on duty does not allow you to circulate in the street, or it is necessary to stay at home due to force majeure.
No wonder the video tape is a big selling point, it saves Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bankruptcy… It is so easy for us to find a reason to recommend it.
Maybe MGM’s excuse came into being Quo Vadis His purpose is to provide an inspiring description for the early Christians. For the sake of clarity, it is even possible that the Gilfalkans in the study will meet with a Protestant priest, a Catholic priest and a rabbi at a similar gathering. Cohen in Oh, Caesar! But although the original work is Henryk Sienkiewicz (The film has been modified three times) (provided the raw materials for a film of this nature), it also provided it to make this film finally become: false spread, don’t waver.
Not like Ben-Hur, A best-selling book of another typical period (this edition will return to the cinema in 1959, eight years after this edition Quo Vadis), s story Marco Vinicio, Lygia then Nero So evil doesn’t need Gore Vidal Infiltrate his story with sympathy and double interpretation.
If we add the Hollywood bunting of the 50s to the strongman’s muscles Bear (Buddy Baer) Already like a leopard Popea From Patricia Laffan (Patricia Laffan), The result is a movie whose brutality and debauchery can convince the most ardent believers and the atheists who claim to be flawless as long as they don’t want to take everything they see on the screen seriously.
As we all know, Quo Vadis It has been nominated for eight Oscars, but has not won any awards.And, even though the game was very close that year (Queen of Africa, a sunny place with An American in Paris They are strong enemies in battle), and three of the failures have caused us a lot of damage: those corresponding to the best photography, the best clothing, and the best production design.
You don’t have to be an expert to know Quo Vadis It tends to zero, but the low fidelity of the facts is part of its charm.A pleasing color gamut can be achieved using the old three-band Technicolor, which is one of its most successful examples, in addition to The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind with Robin in the woods (The 1938 edition, Errol Flynn. Audiences who have just left the Second World War behind need to absorb its miracle.
hard to believe Robert Surtees The photographer captured this Rome with soft tones, and later became the visual object responsible for the film. Postgraduate At last Ben-Hur. It is also regrettable that all the glory finally broke out. Of course, if we resolve this terrible fact, we must also talk about the person in charge…and then we are sold.
Nominated for an Oscar for his performance in this movie, Peter Ustinov He considered this many times before accepting his role as the Crazy Emperor. One thing an actor must think of is to play Nero John Houston The first director related to the project, another director who plays the lyre in front of the cheesy camera Melvin LeRoy (Mervyn LeRoy). Fortunately, he thinks twice, because that way Quo Vadis Obtained the greatest attraction.
Although historians disagree with historical features ( Sutonio And the suffering of Christians may make him worse than him), Ustinov’s Nero is one of the most hated villains. Mainly because you start to laugh with him: his stupid stupidity, his musical career and his unique aesthetic consciousness make us think that, in fact, today’s character will sweep the circus by storm. In other words, it is the same on Instagram.
But here, let’s talk about the fire in Rome, right?Well, although it is difficult to attribute historical disasters to Nero, we would love to see Quo Vadis He plans to scorch the Eternal City for artistic inspiration…and build a new city from his ashes. We know several real estate developers and they would be happy to invite you as CEO.
According to historical books in (cinema), John Houston Have Gregory Peck with Elizabeth Taylor (Finally made a cameo) to give life to the big Marco Vinicio and the pure and original Ligia.