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    Franco Rossi's "The Odyssey" 1968



    A great rendition. Even though there was no CGI back then, the costumes and setting are for me much better than the new Troy or Alexander by Colin Farrel...

    The soundtrack adds the surreal touch whereas the visuals and actors transport you to the ancient world much better than Brad Pitt. I feel like this version translates
    the rhythm of the way of life of ancient people, the scorching heat of the sun, the barrenness of the land, etc. So many details that make it feel authentic.

    The entire thing has been uploaded to youtube and has English subtitles (just click the CC button)



    Here are some stills: https://i.imgur.com/c8XnlWH.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johane Derite View Post
    A great rendition. Even though there was no CGI back then, the costumes and setting are for me much better than the new Troy or Alexander by Colin Farrel...

    The soundtrack adds the surreal touch whereas the visuals and actors transport you to the ancient world much better than Brad Pitt. I feel like this version translates
    the rhythm of the way of life of ancient people, the scorching heat of the sun, the barrenness of the land, etc. So many details that make it feel authentic.

    The entire thing has been uploaded to youtube and has English subtitles (just click the CC button)



    Here are some stills: https://i.imgur.com/c8XnlWH.jpg

    Thanks. I don't remember ever watching it. I'd see it just to watch Irene Papas. :)

    I didn't like Brad Pitt as Achilles, but there's a newer version of the Troy story on Netflix which is even worse. The "hero" is that self-indulgent idiot Paris, if you can believe it. It's like the "Romance" version. Yuck!

    I saw an interview with Colin Farrell and he's quite embarrassed by the movie. :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Thanks. I don't remember ever watching it. I'd see it just to watch Irene Papas. :)

    I didn't like Brad Pitt as Achilles, but there's a newer version of the Troy story on Netflix which is even worse. The "hero" is that self-indulgent idiot Paris, if you can believe it. It's like the "Romance" version. Yuck!

    I saw an interview with Colin Farrell and he's quite embarrassed by the movie. :)
    Irene Papas is amazing without even saying anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johane Derite View Post
    Irene Papas is amazing without even saying anything I feel like i'm seeing the pinnacle of ancient beauty. Let alone the subtle emotion and maneuvers of her acting
    I saw Irene Papas in Brindisi (Italy) a few years ago.
    She was walking out of the Port.
    She has an aura of elegance and she was beautiful.
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    Thanks for posting this Johane!

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    Great movie. Thanks for sharing

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    She doesn't even need to speak. Those huge, black eyes, and that classic, gorgeous, expressive face could do it alone if need be. I've tried to see everything she's ever done. I can't believe I missed this one.



    Her performance in "Z" just breaks your heart, especially that scene where she stands in her closet, smells her husband's shirt, and just shatters:


    There are two other actresses who have something of that look to me: Anouk Aimee and Caterina Murino. The latter, however, has wasted her talent.






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    @Johane
    I appreciate old fashioned bells and whistles, it all seems a lot more authentic, epic, and (ironically) more realistic because I can't help but feel that I'm watching a video game when I see poorly placed cgi in modern movies. I'd much rather hook up my PlayStation 4 and game on or find someone wealthy enough to have a PC Master Race caliber gaming rig and play games that match up graphically with any cgi you can shake a stick at.

    Ill take costumes and muppets (muppets like Ewoks, Jawas, you get the drill lol) any day of the week

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