Sunday, January 17, 2010

Duccio Tessari on the Grotte Di Solone

Duccio Tessari: The Hercules and Maciste movies were all filmed as interiors; all in the studio because it was just a matter of illusion. And also quite a lot in the caves of Solone (Grotte Di Solone), here near Rome, whose price soon rose as they got overused - so much so that they were only missing a set of traffic lights to regulate the film crews going in and coming out. The caves of Solone were good for everything. They became the place for all types of subterranean scenes; of jails, of the descent of Orpheus and also of Dracula, because later they were also used in the vampire films. The fact is that between these caves and the studio everything was done.

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