The Great Flick from The Great Book: Quo Vadis?
- Quo Vadis (1902) French silent movie, co-directed by Lucien Nonguet and Ferdinand Zecca
- Quo Vadis (1912), silent film from Italy, directed by Enrico Guazzoni. The production values may seem primitive even clunky today, but it is considered a milestone in movie history. It was a big hit in the U.S.A. and ran more than 22 weeks at New York's Astor Theatre. The commercial impact paved the way for our American film epic Birth of a Nation.
- Quo Vadis (1925) another silent film version from Italy, directed by D’Annnunzio and Georg Jacoby (produced by Arturo Ambrosio)
- Quo Vadis (1985) a mini-series made for Italian television audiences; directed by Franco Rossi
- Quo Vadis (2001), 3 hour+ Polish version directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.
The story never dies. For trivia-tists, there is: Quo Vadis, a 1909 opera by Jean Nouges; Quo Vadis the Canadian death metal band and Quo Vadis, the Polish 1980’s thrash band (whatever!); Quo Vadis, as the name of at least 2 electronic games; Quo Vadis, Capt. Chandler?" was the title of a 1975 episode of the television series M*A*S*H ; the phrase Quo Vadis appears on the back of a American captive in a POW camp in Laos in Werner Herzog's film Rescue Dawn.
And that’s the Status Quo so far - If you know any more about Quo Vadis – please blog back and Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit