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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The film takes place from August 24 to August 25, 79 AD. See more »
As the second-last pyroclastic wave stops just outside the city, the carbon dioxide it sends into the city should have affected all the lamps, dimming if not extinguishing the flames. The flames are untouched although the people are choking. See more »
The dramatised documentary of Pompeii was not that great. The special effects were good, although some things didn't quite happen as it did. Besides the effects of the volcanic eruption itself that others have gone into, and I won't even comment on, the rest was just more propaganda than telling a historic tale.
It was unfair of the BBC to portray one of the dead Pompeii victims as a horrid bad man. It left a nasty taste in my mouth and that was enough for me. The character Stephanus the Fuller may have been a really nice and kind man but this drama turned him into the villain. I'm not sure how they can really make things like that and be given so many awards.
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