Samuel Bronston's The Fall of the Roman Empire - souvenir programme

By: Durant, Will

Price: £10.00

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Book Condition: Good


Well illustrated, slim quarto, pp (20), clean internally and only slightly used, paperback, covers a little worn, the spine fraying a little at the staples. [The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 American epic film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Samuel Bronston, with a screenplay by Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina and Philip Yordan. The film stars Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer, and Omar Sharif. The film was a financial failure at the box-office. Despite this, it is considered unusually intelligent and thoughtful for a film of the contemporary sword and sandal genre and also enjoys a 100% "Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It features the largest outdoor film set in the history of film, a 92,000 m2 replica of the Roman Forum. It deals extensively with the problem of imperial succession, and examines both the relationship between father and son on the background of imperial politics as well as the nature and limits of loyalty and friendship. The film's plot is only loosely based on actual historical events. However, in the long-established view of Roman history, Marcus Aurelius is considered as the last of the Five Good Emperors whose time is considered the best of Roman imperial history. Commodus is generally considered to have fallen far below the standard set by his father and the four earlier Emperors, and his reign is considered as the beginning of the decline - though that would still take several centuries.]

Title: Samuel Bronston's The Fall of the Roman Empire - souvenir programme

Author Name: Durant, Will

Categories: Entertainment,

Publisher: London, National Publishers Inc.: 1964

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 014573

Keywords: Sophia Loren. Stephen Boyd. Alec Guiness, James mason. Christopher Plummer. Anthony Quayle. Omar Sharif. Anthony Mann.