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The Last Days of Pompeii Movie Review Summary

Actors: Steve Reeves, Fernando Rey, Christine Kaufmann, Barbara Carroll, Anne-Marie Baumann

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Italian director Sergio Leone co-wrote and partly directed THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII in 1959.
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The centurion Glaucus comes back home to Pompeii after having fought the barbarians for years. He finds out that his father has been killed by mysterious thieves who always leave a painted cross on the scene of their crimes. The governor Askinius tells him that a large number of wealthy roman citizens have already been killed and robbed by these criminals.

Glaucus will finally discover that the Christians are innocent of the crimes they are accused. The High Priest of the Isis cult and the governor's mistress are the ones who get richer while putting the blame on the Christians. Glaucus is arrested and condemned to be devoured by the lions with them. Right at this moment, it's the Vesuvius's turn to get mad. Will Pompeii be destroyed?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   ancient rome Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   volcano Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Misc setting    -   prison    -   cave    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   crushed    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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