Wow, what an amazing initial round of blog posts for Day 1 of the Sword & Sandal Blogathon!
Destroy All Fanboys! got things rolling with a review of Hundra (1983), a prototype for Xena and other strong female heroines.
Movierob shared the first of 3 planned reviews for this blogathon: Alexander (2004).
Meredy.com reviews Ben Hur (1907), the first of several film adaptations of the famed novel.
Movies Silently reviews her very first Italian silent film with Nero (1909).
Silver Screenings has a few life lessons for emperors with a review of The Robe (1953).
Radiator Heaven gives us the lowdown on Conan the Barbarian (1982) and its journey to the big screen.
Critica Retro reviews Helen of Troy (1956), a movie featuring Brigitte Bardot where she doesn’t play the most beautiful woman in the world.
The Cinematic Frontier reviews The Ten Commandments (1956), Cecil B. DeMille’s second version of the story of Moses.
Old Hollywood Films ponders the “might-have-been” of the 1937 and unfinished version of I, Claudius
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You shares a guest post about the great fight scenes in Sword & Sandal movies, written by Brian Wilkins.
A Shroud of Thoughts writes about one of Ray Harryhausen’s best films, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958).
Film Music Central reviews one of the great Biblical epics of the 1950s, Quo Vadis (1951)
Thanks so much to all who got this event off to such a great start!
(If you post later tonight, not to worry, I will add your link to tomorrow night’s round-up.)
3 thoughts on “Sword & Sandal Blogathon – Day 1”
Strong start indeed. Fantastic posts by all!
Debbie, here’s my contribution for Day 2 of Sword & Sandal. 🙂 https://portraitsbyjenni.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/the-sword-sandal-blogathon-1949s-samson-and-delilah/