The Robe

Was the film we watched at the afternoon Film Group today.

I have two observations.

Part of Richard Burton’s opening lines – “… on the foggy coasts of the northern seas … the finest fighting machines in history …”  I was waiting for the ‘Ula’ from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds to ring out.

The Roman Empire certainly deserved to end if for no other reason that the line Emperor Tiberius says to Diana (and before anyone says it I know it isn’t factual but it certainly reflects the views of the time); “As a child you were wise, now you reason like a woman, foolishly.”

Those things having been said, it remains a great film telling a tale which has much to talk and think on.


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