Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Fall of the Roman Empire 1964

A film in the traditional mold: battles fought with sword and lance, elocution senatorial style, armies of extras battling it out in snow strewn woods. Sophia Loren lends her decorative presence. Christopher Plummer in a role with a villainous streak gives an excellent performance. The drama sustains well for nearly three hours, giving history a human face. 

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