Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cabiria -- July 10, 2014

Giovanni Pastrone's Italian feature Cabiria was a popular spectacle which influenced filmmakers all over the world, including DW Griffith.  It was set during the Second Punic War.  The image above shows children being sacrificed to Moloch in Carthage.  The movie introduced the strongman character Maciste, who went on to appear in many movies. 

From the 11-July-1914 Motography

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