This film event complements the exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection currently on view at the Getty Villa through January 7, 2013.
Live musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick.
Based on Edward Bulwer-Lytton's popular 19th-century historical novel of the same title, THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII centers on the ardent love between young dandy Glaucus and the beautiful Ione in the days leading up to Mount Vesuvius' devastating eruption. It was Italy's most expensive production up to that point, with sumptuous, extravagant sets and photography re-envisioning a standing Pompeii followed by the volcano's annihilative mayhem, and one of the grandest examples of early cinema's fascination with the legendary natural disaster. With Victor Varconi, Rina De Liguoro and María Corda.
General Admission$11.00(unless otherwise noted)
Cinematheque Members $7.00
Seniors 65+ andStudents with valid ID
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