Tuesday, November 6, 2018


1.  What movie is the picture from?

2.  What movie is this quote from?

"Madness. Madness."

3.  What movie is this?

It was a propaganda extravaganza commissioned by Benito Mussolini to fire up Italians for the upcoming conquest of the new Roman Empire.  It was produced by his twenty-one year old son Vittorio, but we can assume daddy was very hands-on.  It was the most expensive Italian movie up to then as Benito spared no expense.  It paid off as the movie won the Mussolini Cup at the Venice Film Festival.  That must have been a shocker!  Mussolini “convinced”  the army to provide a division of extras.  But more infamously, numerous elephants were used and some did not survive (the ones with poor agents).  The soldiers were soon sent to Ethiopia after production ended.  Hopefully the ones who wore wristwatches in their scenes were put in the front lines.

1 comment:

  1. 1. The Big Red One

    2. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    3. Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal


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