Jump to content
 
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

QUO VADIS of Mervyn Le Roy


Palmerin
 Share

Recommended Posts

How about a discussion of this, one of my favorite movies?

Sienkiewicz wrote the novel as an allegory of the oppression suffered by Poland (Lygia) under Nicholas II (Nero). This movie from 1951 is an allegory of the oppression suffered by Christians under the Nero of that time, Stalin.

One of the notable weaknesses of Nero was that he could not take criticism, and accepted only flattery. Ironically that was the downfall of Saddam Hussein, who idolized Stalin. Any one who expressed even the best intentioned criticism to Saddam was immediately executed; as a result his advisers did not dare to tell him the truth about how the American army was wrecking the Iraqi forces which he led so ineptly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

© 2022 Turner Classic Movies Inc. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
×
×
  • Create New...