Samson & Delilah [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9786300216013

Samson & Delilah [VHS]

 
9786300216013: Samson & Delilah [VHS]
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
Review:

Behaving as if it hadn't already been immortalized in Judges, chapters 13-16, Cecil B. DeMille immortalized history's most famous haircut all over again in this 1949 classic of the Epic Saga genre. Victor Mature is a trifle bovine as Samson--which perhaps isn't so inappropriate--but Hedy Lamarr's Delilah is a magnet on fire. Impossibly perfect and sexy, she sashays through the movie in a whole wardrobe of revealing halter tops, bending the men like blades of grass. These days it's hard to enjoy a DeMille film without condescension: from Samson's fight with a lion that might well be stuffed, to the famous collapsing-temple scene, we are constantly aware of how far movies have come, and the Philistines parade around in costumes that won an Oscar but can only remind the modern viewer of Klingon cocktail parties. But in so many other ways this is very classy filmmaking. DeMille takes considerable liberties with the biblical story to come up with a sort of Ur-narrative of love, betrayal, and remorse that you can swallow very nicely with or without its religious ingredient. Best exchange: Lamarr--"You killed him with... your hands. Oh, Samson!" (Jumps on Mature's back.) Mature--"Hey! One cat at a time!" Also stars George Sanders, a very youthful (and miscast) Angela Lansbury, and impassioned music by Victor Young. --Richard Farr

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 19.61
US$ 10.97

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paramount
ISBN 10: 6300216012 ISBN 13: 9786300216013
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Auriga Ltd
(Front Royal, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very good condition. Absolutely no highlighting or marking inside the books. Good covers subject to prior use. If an item is listed as having a CD/DVD, it will be included. Seller Inventory # AD-00008154-B

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds