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Quo Vadis Kick-Starts the Sword-and-Sandal Genre

Lecture no. 1 from the course: A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

Quo Vadis Kick-Starts the Sword-and-Sandal Genre

Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Few films did as much to shape the modern movie-going public’s notions of ancient Rome as Quo Vadis. Discover how this film, released in 1951 by MGM Studios, ushered in the golden age of the so-called “sword-and-sandal” picture, with its irresistible formula of evil, arrogant Romans versus virtuous, devout Christians.

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b********m
January 17, 2020
This lecture gave an interesting context to the 1951 classic. There is also a 2001 HBO miniseries of this movie.. The HBO remake was produced in Poland (requiring English subtitles) , with the expected HBO graphic adult scenes.

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c********m
January 15, 2020

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t********m
January 9, 2020

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