The Colossus Of Rhodes

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

Calhoun leads an army of slaves in revolt against a group of oppressors who use the title edifice as a secret torture chamber and battle fortress. This ludicrous costume epic complete with hambone acting is interesting to film buffs because it is an early work by the king of the spaghetti Westerns, director Sergio Leone. Although Leone himself has labeled...read more

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Calhoun leads an army of slaves in revolt against a group of oppressors who use the title edifice as a secret torture chamber and battle fortress. This ludicrous costume epic complete with hambone acting is interesting to film buffs because it is an early work by the king of the spaghetti

Westerns, director Sergio Leone. Although Leone himself has labeled the film an impersonal project, his keen, formalistic compositional eye and exciting handling of action sequences are evident. The remarkable structuralized images that are a great part of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY and ONCE

UPON A TIME IN THE WEST are being explored and analyzed in THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES. Leone has allowed the Colossus itself, straddling the harbor of Rhodes, to dominate much of the film; in one scene, Calhoun gives a measure of its enormity by emerging from its ear to fight several soldiers on its

horizontal upper arm, while the center of the screen is filled with the sightless face, heedless of the tiny figures hacking away at each other beneath.

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