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The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (original title)
Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.
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Well respected Pompeiian Glaucus performs an act of kindness by buying Nidia, a blind slave being mistreated by her owner. Nidia falls in love with her new master, but he only has eyes for Jone. Jone in turn is lusted after by Arbace, an Egyptian high priest of Isis. When Nidia beseeches Isis for help in capturing Glaucus' heart, Arbace gives her a "love" potion, which really will affect his mind and not his heart, thus opening the way to Jone for himself. When Arbace's disciple is murdered Glaucus finds himself in hot water, shortly after which Mt. Vesuvius erupts. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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When Glaucus brings Jone back to her home, the inside of her house is shown with an open air atrium represented by a painted backdrop. We can tell it is a backdrop because the sun in hitting it in such a way that the shadow of other part of the set fall across it. See more »


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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
Arranged by Beatrice Jona Affron
Performed by Martha Koeneman
Excerpts in the 2000 alternate version score
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Involontario Divertente! (Unintentionally Funny)
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am so sorry to say, even though this film adaption of "Last Days of Pompeii" (Gli Ultimi Giorni di Pompeii) is suppose to be very serious, but as I watched it back in my old High School history class, I just could not help but break out into fits of laughter.

Is it me, or does most of the people who acted in this film look like they had their overdosage of sugar and caffeine? Yeah, I wonder that too, because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE in this film looks like they are way too hyperactive to be in this film. But hey, at least it was a SILENT film, right folk? Right. There is even a few scenes in the film where the actress who played Nydia was trying to hold back her laughter.

If you see this film in a history class, or if you plan to rent the film, be prepaired to hold back laughing at something that is suppose to be serious.

WARNING: Do not watch this film after having intense facial surgery or an operation on your body.


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