These were a find on Getty Images…some pictures I’ve never seen before!
As a prelude to TCM playing “The Fall of the Roman Empire” next Thursday I thought I would let everyone know there is a fantastic critical essay book out there, “The Fall of the Roman Empire” – Film and History, edited by Martin M. Winkler. There are still copies available on Amazon.com. This is an amazing collection of critical essays about Ancient Roman, reviews of the film by Anthony Mann, Edward Gibbon excerpts, and cinema and historical photos all relating to this era of Roman History. This came out after the release of “Gladiator” in 2000 to give due credit to this amazing film, which is so readily and tragically forgotten. I really hope people get to enjoy seeing it for the first time on TCM next week! Spread the word!
Listen for the Stephen Boyd references in the first part of this interview compilation!
The details of the spectacular scenery of former Yugoslavia really come to life as well as the costumes, set pieces and vivid colors! Bravo Twilight Time!
So happy this has finally been released! I am anxiously awaiting my copy which should arrive soon. This is truly one of Stephen’s best bad guy roles – and an amazing cast with Omar Sharif, James Mason and Francoise Dorleac.
For more about the making of Genghis Khan, but sure to watch this rare video on YouTube as well!