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World Film Series

March 17, 2009

2009 Series

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Tuesday, March 17

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Helen of Troy. 1956. Directed by Robert Wise.

Adaptation of Homer’s Iliad starring Rossana Podesta, Jacques Sernas, Cedric Hardwicke.

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Tuesday, March 31

Ulysses. 1954. Directed by Mario Camerini.

Adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey starring Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn,  Rossana Podesta.

Tuesday, April 14

Spartacus. 1960. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

And Kirk Douglas strikes back against the Empire, with Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov.

Tuesday, April 28

Fellini – Satyricon. 1969. Directed by Federico Fellini.

Rome before Christ and after Fellini. Based on a work by the notorious writer of Nero’s Rome, Gaius Petronius.

Tuesday, May 12

Quo Vadis. 1951. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

Based on the novel by Nobel laureate Henryk Sienkiewicz. Stars Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, and Peter Ustinov in the quintessentially deranged role of Nero.

Tuesday, May 26

King of Kings. 1927. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

DeMille’s silent masterpiece on the life of Christ complete with Technicolor resurrection!

Tuesday, June 9

Barabbas. 1961. Directed by Richard Fleischer.

Based on the novel by Nobel laureate Par Lagerkvist. Stars Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine.

Tuesday, June 23

Fall of the Roman Empire. 1964. Directed by Anthony Mann.

More expensive to make than a Wall Street banker’s golden parachute, this CinemaScope epic stars Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer.

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