In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the eruption, the horrific day is vividly brought to life. In addition, the modern situation of life around Mount Vesuvius is shown and the overhanging danger that is still there today. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
This television documentary showcases a few examples of stories of the people of Pompeii during its last hours and follows these people through to their deaths, combining past and present. It follows the story of gladiators, a tradesman (who owns the equal of today's laundrette), that tradesman's wife, and a politician and his family (including his slaves). It just gives a little bit of life to the different roles that people would have played.
I have always thought that a full-length movie about Pompeii would be nice. it would be an excellent disaster movie, and I think a lot could be done in this aspect.
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