Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

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Spiny Norman
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Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:01 am

It's PROBABLY from a silent film, although some Italian postwar peplum hasn't been ruled out either.

It must be from some epic, although probably one without Romans. Egyptian/Babylonian/that sort of thing.

It's earlier than 1965 and it doesn't seem to be Ben-Hur (either one), Cleopatra 1912, Moon of Israel, or Intolerance.

EDIT. UNLESS IT'S BEEN DELIBERATELY CUT OFF, IT WOULD SEEM IT'S AT LEAST WIDESCREEN, SO I POST NEW VERSIONS OF THESE SCREENSHOTS:

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OR EVEN WIDER:

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ORIGINALLY FOUND AS:

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Re: Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

Unread post by ClayKing » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am

Unless you've altered the images they are squeezed anamorphic, which implies something filmed wide-screen, so very unlikely from anything pre-fifties. There are several comprehensive peplum/sword & sandal movie sites on the web and one of those authorities might be able to identify the film.
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Re: Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am

ClayKing wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am
Unless you've altered the images they are squeezed anamorphic, which implies something filmed wide-screen, so very unlikely from anything pre-fifties. There are several comprehensive peplum/sword & sandal movie sites on the web and one of those authorities might be able to identify the film.
Yes the logic is inescapable: it seems past 4:3, so it must be somewhere around 1950-1965. Perhaps a mod could move this thread to "talking about talkies"?
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Re: Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:50 pm

ClayKing wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am
Unless you've altered the images they are squeezed anamorphic, which implies something filmed wide-screen, so very unlikely from anything pre-fifties.
For now let's go with that... although, it's POSSIBLE some silent feature had top and bottom cropped to give a more cinematic feel. This would fit the program that used them.
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Re: Can anyone identify this epic stock footage?

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:28 pm

SOLVED!

Leone di Tebe (1964)

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