Tagged with ancient Rome

In Ruins

Art historian Christopher Woodward’s brilliant book, In Ruins begins with a description of Charlton Heston as an astronaut returned to earth in the closing scene of Planet of the Apes when he sees the ruined Statue of Liberty and realised what happened to the idiots that had been the all conquering human race. In a csimilar vein, … Continue reading

Tearing Down the Sky

I saw this when it first came out back in 2006, but now that I have been reading up on the subject, I tried another viewing. It was a co-production between the BBC and HBO, with mostly British actors in the lead, and filmed at Rome’s cinecitta studios, with a host of local actors and … Continue reading