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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Historical novel, Sword-and-sandal, The Man in Grey, Subterranean fiction, Epic Horse, Montmorency Series, The Burning Land, French history in the English-speaking theater, Historical fantasy, The League of the Scarlet Pimpern Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Historical novel, Sword-and-sandal, The Man in Grey, Subterranean fiction, Epic Horse, Montmorency Series, The Burning Land, French history in the English-speaking theater, Historical fantasy, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, The Tables of the Law, Deogratias, Ars Magica, People of the Book, Ruritanian romance, Lawrence Schoonover, March, Michael Cawood Green, Period piece, Treason by the Book, Mamur Zapt, Avon True Romance, Empire, Dalian of Acasia Flowers. Excerpt: The Peplum (or pepla plural), also known as Sword-and-Sandal, is a genre of Italian-made Historical or Biblical Epics that dominated the Italian film industry from 1957 to 1965, eventually being replaced in 1965 by the "Spaghetti Western." The pepla attempted to emulate, or compete with, the big budget Hollywood Historical Epics of the time, such as "Spartacus," "Samson and Delilah" and "The Ten Commandments," just as the Spaghetti westerns were low-budget imitations of the Hollywood Western. The terms "peplum" (referring to the togas or robes which the ancient Romans wore) and "sword-and-sandal" were used in a condescending way by film critics. The peplum genre does not include Hollywood or British films such as "Clash of the Titans" or "King of Kings" (just as the "Spaghetti Western" genre obviously does not include Hollywood westerns such as "High Noon" or "The Outlaw Josey Wales"). While Hollywood filmmakers, such as D. W. Griffith with his 1916 "Intolerance," peopled their epics with dramatic conflicts and realistic protagonists, the Peplum merely took a real historical or Biblical event and used it as a backdrop for a simplistic (albeit engrossing), comic book-like heroic adventure. The pepla are a specific class of Italian adventure or fantasy films that have subjects set in biblical, medieval or classical antiquity, often with contrived plot...


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Historical novel, Sword-and-sandal, The Man in Grey, Subterranean fiction, Epic Horse, Montmorency Series, The Burning Land, French history in the English-speaking theater, Historical fantasy, The League of the Scarlet Pimpern Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Historical novel, Sword-and-sandal, The Man in Grey, Subterranean fiction, Epic Horse, Montmorency Series, The Burning Land, French history in the English-speaking theater, Historical fantasy, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, The Tables of the Law, Deogratias, Ars Magica, People of the Book, Ruritanian romance, Lawrence Schoonover, March, Michael Cawood Green, Period piece, Treason by the Book, Mamur Zapt, Avon True Romance, Empire, Dalian of Acasia Flowers. Excerpt: The Peplum (or pepla plural), also known as Sword-and-Sandal, is a genre of Italian-made Historical or Biblical Epics that dominated the Italian film industry from 1957 to 1965, eventually being replaced in 1965 by the "Spaghetti Western." The pepla attempted to emulate, or compete with, the big budget Hollywood Historical Epics of the time, such as "Spartacus," "Samson and Delilah" and "The Ten Commandments," just as the Spaghetti westerns were low-budget imitations of the Hollywood Western. The terms "peplum" (referring to the togas or robes which the ancient Romans wore) and "sword-and-sandal" were used in a condescending way by film critics. The peplum genre does not include Hollywood or British films such as "Clash of the Titans" or "King of Kings" (just as the "Spaghetti Western" genre obviously does not include Hollywood westerns such as "High Noon" or "The Outlaw Josey Wales"). While Hollywood filmmakers, such as D. W. Griffith with his 1916 "Intolerance," peopled their epics with dramatic conflicts and realistic protagonists, the Peplum merely took a real historical or Biblical event and used it as a backdrop for a simplistic (albeit engrossing), comic book-like heroic adventure. The pepla are a specific class of Italian adventure or fantasy films that have subjects set in biblical, medieval or classical antiquity, often with contrived plot...

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