With robert taylor, deborah kerr, leo genn, peter ustinov. Quo vadis is an italian film directed by enrico guazzoni for cines in 19, based on the 1896 novel of the same name written by henryk sienkiewicz. It was the first blockbuster in the history of cinema, with 5,000 extras, lavish sets, and a running time of two hours, setting the standard for superspectacles for decades to come. Fierce roman commander marcus vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful christian hostage lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot emperor nero. It was polands submission to the 74th academy awards for the academy award for best foreign language film, but was not nominated. Giovanni pastrones 1914 film cabiria was an even larger production, requiring two years and a record budget to produce. Enrico guazzones 19 film quo vadis was one of the earliest blockbusters in cinema history, utilizing thousands of extras and a lavish set design.
The other thing i found interesting while watching it was the surfeit of characters, and how each of them holds the spotlight for a time. Dec 01, 2012 quo vadis is another superb reconstruction cd release and i give it my highest recommendation. Since the development of the italian film industry in the early 1900s, italian filmmakers and performers have, at times, experienced both domestic and international success, and have influenced film movements throughout the world. Quo vadis hd 1951 25032012 after many years away at battle conquering other nations, roman patrician marcus vinicius robert taylor, returns to the city and accidentally meets a young christian woman, ligia deborah kerr who is the adopted daughter of a retired general but technically a hostage of rome. It is based on the 1896 novel quo vadis by henryk sienkiewicz which was notably later adapted into a 1951 film. Greatest hits of the 90s 90s music hits best songs of the 1990s 90s playlist duration. Quo vadis also contains one of the glories of the film scoring canon, the exquisite and heralded music of miklos rozsa, here working in the biblicalhistorical. Sienkiewiczs epic novel of ancient rome finds the empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the emperor nero. Despite its epic scale it still holds the record for most costumes used on a movie. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl. Quo vadis was the most expensive film ever made up to then, with more than 200 speaking parts, 120 lions, a bull, enormous, lavish sets, and over 30,000 extras including, supposedly both elizabeth taylor and sophia loren at the start of their careers. The bravados classic western, full movie, gregory peck, english free full western films duration.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Dec 14, 2014 non perdere i film per bambini targati mondo tv. If quo vadis preaches anything, its merely the power of love, which was a foreign emotion in a lusty, depraved roman society that viewed people as property and devalued human life. Quo vadis working on new album listen and stream free. Quo vadis 1912 film quo vadis 19 film the page has been moved copypaste.
Quo vadis working on new albums profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. Nov 07, 2016 i didnt care for quo vadis much at all. For some unknown reason that for 22 seconds it is totally silent. An amazing total of one hundred and fifty sets and fifteen thousand costumes were required. Random harvest, thirty seconds over tokyo, and quo vadis. Quo vadis, filme estadunidense com robert taylor e deborah kerr. Media in category quo vadis 19 film the following 22 files are in this category, out of 22 total. Quo vadis by henryk sienkiewicz part 1 full audiobook greatest audio books duration. Quo vadis is a 19 italian film made directed by enrico guazzoni.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. This film one i had given up for lost but which is actually readily accessible now in nine separate installments on you tube. Quo vadis is a historical novel by henryk sienkiewicz, published in polish under its latin title in 1896. This italian silent film version of henryk sienkiewiczs novel quo vadis. It is recommended especially for those who value film scores by one of the greatest classical and film composers of his era, miklos rozsa. The cinema of italy comprises the films made within italy or by italian directors. Nero punishes the christians, scene from quo vadis 1951 duration. For information on this 2 cd release of quo vadis, go to. Oct 22, 2012 the bravados classic western, full movie, gregory peck, english free full western films duration. The supporting actors are topnotch, especially leo genn and patricia laffan. Quo vadis took over a decade to plan and a year to film. Enrico guazzonis ninereel italian superspectacle quo vadis. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many romans to wonder and leading many others to.
As of 2014, italian films have won 14 academy awards for best foreign language. Librivox recording of quo vadis, by henryk sienkiewicz. At its essence the story is about the excesses of the roman empire under nero and its. Nothing further from the truth, ever since i uploaded it on youtube, doubts have. The novel is set in ancient rome during the reign of the emperor nero and tells the story of the love that develops between a young christian woman. If quo vadis is lumbering and it most certainly is, theres usually enough happening, plotwise and simply on the screen at any given moment, to keep the film from seeming overly slow. Robert taylor and deborah kerr are excellent as commander marcus vinicus and lygia, a christian hostage. Jan 20, 2016 frank chacksfield and his orchestra quo vadis from quo vadis best soundtracks ever. So whatever else the films limitations, i think its fair to say that quo vadis marked ustinovs breakout.
Usa 21 april 19 new york city, new york denmark 25 april 19. Preworld war i european cinema but it was ciness ninereel quo vadis. Its a slowmoving bison of a movie, waddling through its nearly threehour run time with no apparent sense of haste or inspiration. Quo vadis complete film score american music preservation. Quo vadis 1951 not rated biography, drama, history, romance. Quo vadis, filme italiano com klaus maria brandauer. Choose from 57 different sets of quo vadis flashcards on quizlet. Quo vadis is a 2001 polish film directed by jerzy kawalerowicz based on the book of the same title by henryk sienkiewicz. Quo vadis is an italian film made directed by enrico guazzoni for cines in 19, based on the 1896 novel of the same name written by henryk sienkiewicz. Quo vadis 1951 720p hd the full film the bible movie. Quo vadis is another superb reconstruction cd release and i give it my highest recommendation. It was one of the first blockbusters in the history of cinema, with 5,000 extras, lavish sets, and a lengthy running time of two hours, setting the standard for superspectacles for decades to come.
The bible movie i movie epic film deborah kerr christian movies golden globe award best actress cannes film festival great books. It was directed by franco rossi and produced by elio scardamaglia and francesco scardamaglia. Theres no imaginative transformation of the source material. Frank chacksfield and his orchestra quo vadis from quo vadis best soundtracks ever. Behrman and sonya levien, adapted from the novel quo vadis 1896 by the polish nobel laureate author henryk sienkiewicz. An epic italian film quo vadis influenced many of the later movies. It was directed by mervyn leroy and produced by sam zimbalist, from a screenplay by john lee mahin, s. With amleto novelli, gustavo serena, carlo cattaneo, amelia cattaneo. Mgm shot the film on location in rome, so theres plenty of italian flavor, and the studio spared no expense recreating the majestic period trappings. Quo vadis 1951 1era parte audio latino pelicula cristiana. Quo vadis was the generallyaccepted american view of neros rome and the rise of christianity when i was a boy.694 722 1285 800 893 1064 22 598 63 311 279 1380 390 64 46 354 614 311 347 988 1275 10 295 253 467 435 1136 602 1626 710 1297 1181 1133 638 176 361 389 1191 5 1353 1195 841