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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story, set in ancient Rome during the final years of Emperor Nero 's reign, 64—68 AD, combines both historical and fictional events and characters, and compresses the key events of that period into the space of only a few weeks. Nero arrests them, along with all the other Christians, and condemns them to be slaughtered in his Circus: some are killed G Man Quo Vadis lions. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. G Man Quo Vadis all the trouble I went to, much of my work was swamped by sound effects, or played at such a low level as to be indistinguishable

Quo Vadis was dancefloor functionality at its apogee; its form unmistakably followed its function. Varley intended to provide rudimentary syncopation and Quo Vadis delivered in an immediately satisfying rush that Richie Hawtin's far brainier Plastikman releases couldn't. Capitalizing on the demand and kudos for Quo Vadis , Varley's G-Man released the full-length Kushti London slang for 'alright' or 'okay'.

He roped in former Hawtin collaborator Mark Gage to sequence two hours' worth of new and previously released EP tracks into two half-hour long tracks or 'zones', as the sleevenotes called them. At the time, Kushti was the benchmark for minimal techno. Then came microhouse. Avanti , like Varley's previous release, Bayou Paradis , conspicuously neglects microhouse, the style for which Force Inc has become renowned. This neglecting of current trends makes Avanti sounds either dated or ageless, depending on how charitable a mood you're in.

With a smattering of granulated echoes and chromium flashes, "Azur" connects the listener with the characteristic grit of Berlin's Basic Channel. But to prevent the cut from becoming a soundtrack to a po-faced art installation, Varley stirs get-downs with an irresistible lates Chicago jackin' baseline. Elsewhere, Varley comes closest to his LFO past with the industrial clank of "Grape"-- though even that mechanical sound is mitigated by his application of a delicate sheen over the abrasions.

Lygia resents this arrangement, but cannot resist falling in love with Marcus. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities become increasingly outrageous and his behavior more irrational. Nero arrests them, along with all the other Christians, and condemns them to be slaughtered in his Circus: some are killed by lions. Petronius, Nero's most trusted advisor, warns him that the Christians will be celebrated as martyrs, but he cannot change the emperor's mind.

Then, tired of Nero's insanity and suspecting that he may be about to turn on him too, Petronius composes a letter to Nero expressing his derision for the emperor which he previously had concealed to avoid being murdered by him and commits suicide by severing an artery in his wrist - his slavegirl Eunice Marina Berti elects to die with him, despite being freed.

The Christian apostle Peter Finlay Currie has also been arrested after returning to Rome in response to a sign from the Lord, and he marries Marcus and Lygia in the Circus prisons. Peter is later crucified upside-down , a form of execution conceived by Nero's Praetorian Guard as an expression of mockery. Poppaea Patricia Laffan , Nero's wife, who lusts after Marcus, devises a diabolical revenge for his rejection of her.

Lygia is tied to a stake in the Circus and a wild bull is released into the arena. Lygia's bodyguard Ursus Buddy Baer must attempt to kill the bull with his bare hands to save Lygia from being gored to death. Marcus is taken to the emperor's box and forced to watch, to the outrage of his officers, who are among the spectators.

But Ursus is able to topple the bull and break its neck. Massively impressed by Ursus's victory, the crowd exhorts Nero to spare the couple.

Clarke-Smith , poet Lucan Alfredo Varelli , and musician Terpnos Geoffrey Dunn add their endorsement of the mob's demands by putting their thumbs up as well. Marcus then breaks free of his bonds, leaps into the arena, and frees Lygia with the help of the loyal troops from his own legion. Marcus accuses Nero of burning Rome and announces that General Galba is at that moment marching on the city, intent on replacing Nero, and hails him as new Emperor of Rome.

The crowd revolts, now firmly believing that Nero, not the Christians, is responsible for the burning of Rome. Nero flees to his palace, where he strangles Poppaea, blaming her for inciting him to scapegoat the Christians. Then Acte Rosalie Crutchley , Nero's discarded mistress who is still in love with him, appears and offers him a dagger to end his own life before the mob storming the palace kills him.

Nero cannot do it, so Acte helps him to push the dagger into his chest, and he dies. By the roadside, Peter's crook , which he had left behind when he returned to Rome, has sprouted blossoms.

A radiant light appears and a chorus intones, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," words reported to have been spoken by Jesus John , New Testament. Since no Ancient Roman music had survived, Rozsa incorporated a number of fragments of Ancient Greek and Jewish melodies into his own choral-orchestral score. At the end of the film, a triumphal march heralds the success of the armies of the new emperor, Galba. In his autobiography, Miklos Rozsa expressed his regret at the way his score was handled by producer Sam Zimbalist , 'a dear personal friend': "[He] didn't use the music in any way as effectively as he might have done.

After all the trouble I went to, much of my work was swamped by sound effects, or played at such a low level as to be indistinguishable It was a great disappointment to me. Rozsa's love theme for Lygia "Lygia" was set to words by Paul Francis Webster and Mario Lanza sang it for the first time on his radio show broadcast of January The film was a commercial success.

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote in a mixed review, "Here is a staggering combination of cinema brilliance and sheer banality, of visual excitement and verbal boredom, of historical pretentiousness and sex. DeMille 's The Sign of the Cross "had nothing to match the horrendous and morbid spectacles of human brutality and destruction that Director Mervyn LeRoy has got in this.

But within and around these visual triumph and rich imagistic displays is tediously twined a hackneyed romance that threatens to set your teeth on edge. It has size, scope, splash and dash, giving for the first time in a long while credence to the now-cliched 'super-colossal' term.

This is a super-spectacle in all its meaning. Its pictorial lavishness has never been equaled in any other production. Coe of The Washington Post called it "a fabulously entertaining movie. Though the expansive, expensive film from the celebrated novel runs over three hours on the Palace screen, you won't believe you've been there nearly that long. It is a super-collosal [sic] spectacle in every sense of the meaning, and on that score alone it is worth a premium price of admission.

The film is unimaginatively directed, at a very slow pace in keeping with the general larger than life proportions, and its technical qualities are not impressive.

However, the movie did not win in any categories. The film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture — Drama. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Quo Vadis theatrical release poster. Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn.

He roped in former Hawtin collaborator Mark Gage to sequence two hours' worth of new and previously released EP tracks into two half-hour long tracks or 'zones', as the sleevenotes called them. At the time, Kushti was the benchmark for minimal techno.

Then came microhouse. Avanti , like Varley's previous release, Bayou Paradis , conspicuously neglects microhouse, the style for which Force Inc has become renowned. This neglecting of current trends makes Avanti sounds either dated or ageless, depending on how charitable a mood you're in. With a smattering of granulated echoes and chromium flashes, "Azur" connects the listener with the characteristic grit of Berlin's Basic Channel.

But to prevent the cut from becoming a soundtrack to a po-faced art installation, Varley stirs get-downs with an irresistible lates Chicago jackin' baseline. Elsewhere, Varley comes closest to his LFO past with the industrial clank of "Grape"-- though even that mechanical sound is mitigated by his application of a delicate sheen over the abrasions.

Though offering no innovation or head-turning, ear-bending moments, Avanti is unmistakably an album created by a master of the style. Varley is one of the foremost producers of pure techno.

And while his pioneering days may be over, Avanti proves that he's not lost his gift for making soulless machines resonant with approximate humanity. Returning from wars in Britain and Gaul, he falls in love with Lygia Deborah Kerr , a devout Christian, and as a result he finds himself increasingly drawn to her religion. Though she grew up as the foster daughter of Aulus Plautius Felix Aylmer , a retired Roman general, Lygia is legally a Lygian hostage of Rome in the old general's care.

Petronius Leo Genn , Marcus' uncle, persuades Nero Peter Ustinov to give her to his nephew as a reward for his services. Lygia resents this arrangement, but cannot resist falling in love with Marcus. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities become increasingly outrageous and his behavior more irrational. Nero arrests them, along with all the other Christians, and condemns them to be slaughtered in his Circus: some are killed by lions.

Petronius, Nero's most trusted advisor, warns him that the Christians will be celebrated as martyrs, but he cannot change the emperor's mind. Then, tired of Nero's insanity and suspecting that he may be about to turn on him too, Petronius composes a letter to Nero expressing his derision for the emperor which he previously had concealed to avoid being murdered by him and commits suicide by severing an artery in his wrist - his slavegirl Eunice Marina Berti elects to die with him, despite being freed.

The Christian apostle Peter Finlay Currie has also been arrested after returning to Rome in response to a sign from the Lord, and he marries Marcus and Lygia in the Circus prisons. Peter is later crucified upside-down , a form of execution conceived by Nero's Praetorian Guard as an expression of mockery. Poppaea Patricia Laffan , Nero's wife, who lusts after Marcus, devises a diabolical revenge for his rejection of her.

Lygia is tied to a stake in the Circus and a wild bull is released into the arena. Lygia's bodyguard Ursus Buddy Baer must attempt to kill the bull with his bare hands to save Lygia from being gored to death.

Marcus is taken to the emperor's box and forced to watch, to the outrage of his officers, who are among the spectators. But Ursus is able to topple the bull and break its neck. Massively impressed by Ursus's victory, the crowd exhorts Nero to spare the couple. Clarke-Smith , poet Lucan Alfredo Varelli , and musician Terpnos Geoffrey Dunn add their endorsement of the mob's demands by putting their thumbs up as well. Marcus then breaks free of his bonds, leaps into the arena, and frees Lygia with the help of the loyal troops from his own legion.

Marcus accuses Nero of burning Rome and announces that General Galba is at that moment marching on the city, intent on replacing Nero, and hails him as new Emperor of Rome. The crowd revolts, now firmly believing that Nero, not the Christians, is responsible for the burning of Rome. Nero flees to his palace, where he strangles Poppaea, blaming her for inciting him to scapegoat the Christians.

Then Acte Rosalie Crutchley , Nero's discarded mistress who is still in love with him, appears and offers him a dagger to end his own life before the mob storming the palace kills him. Nero cannot do it, so Acte helps him to push the dagger into his chest, and he dies. By the roadside, Peter's crook , which he had left behind when he returned to Rome, has sprouted blossoms.

A radiant light appears and a chorus intones, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," words reported to have been spoken by Jesus John , New Testament. Since no Ancient Roman music had survived, Rozsa incorporated a number of fragments of Ancient Greek and Jewish melodies into his own choral-orchestral score.

At the end of the film, a triumphal march heralds the success of the armies of the new emperor, Galba. In his autobiography, Miklos Rozsa expressed his regret at the way his score was handled by producer Sam Zimbalist , 'a dear personal friend': "[He] didn't use the music in any way as effectively as he might have done.

After all the trouble I went to, much of my work was swamped by sound effects, or played at such a low level as to be indistinguishable It was a great disappointment to me. Rozsa's love theme for Lygia "Lygia" was set to words by Paul Francis Webster and Mario Lanza sang it for the first time on his radio show broadcast of January The film was a commercial success.

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote in a mixed review, "Here is a staggering combination of cinema brilliance and sheer banality, of visual excitement and verbal boredom, of historical pretentiousness and sex. DeMille 's The Sign of the Cross "had nothing to match the horrendous and morbid spectacles of human brutality and destruction that Director Mervyn LeRoy has got in this.

But within and around these visual triumph and rich imagistic displays is tediously twined a hackneyed romance that threatens to set your teeth on edge. It has size, scope, splash and dash, giving for the first time in a long while credence to the now-cliched 'super-colossal' term. This is a super-spectacle in all its meaning. Its pictorial lavishness has never been equaled in any other production. Coe of The Washington Post called it "a fabulously entertaining movie. Though the expansive, expensive film from the celebrated novel runs over three hours on the Palace screen, you won't believe you've been there nearly that long.

It is a super-collosal [sic] spectacle in every sense of the meaning, and on that score alone it is worth a premium price of admission.

The film is unimaginatively directed, at a very slow pace in keeping with the general larger than life proportions, and its technical qualities are not impressive. However, the movie did not win in any categories. The film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture — Drama.