For Tuesday, October 4, please do the following:
(1) Watch the epoch-making Hercules (Le fatiche di Ercole)
(Pietro Francisci, 1958), taking notes as you see
fit. In addition to the DVD being reserved at the library, the film is
also streaming on Amazon. Remember that this is the film that launched the peplum genre and its Hercules sub-genre.
(2) Read Chapter 8, "Editing" in Looking at Movies, pp. 339-75. Here you'll learn about the work of the film editor and techniques of transitioning between shots.
(3) Read "Peplum Traditions: Hercules,"
which is Chapter 3 of Alastair Blanshard's and Kim Shahabudin's 2011 book, Classics on Screen. This chapter covers the origins of the peplum genre, with case studies from our film.
(4) Remember by noon on Tuesday to comment on this post with your choice of a sequence from Hercules to view in class.