THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi, 1913)

An attractive, sometimes captivating series of set-pieces, until the blowup of Vesuvius, which comes as a stagy disappointment, Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii is an outstanding silent film from Italy.      It is based on Edward George Bulwer-Lytton’s novel The Last Days of Pompeii. Mario Caserini wrote the script and co-directed, along with Eleuterio Rodolfi. The […]