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Julius Caesar (1970)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  3 February 1971 (USA)
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All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the ... See full summary »

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All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' fickleness towards the events. Written by Humberto Amador

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This marked the second time Charlton Heston would play Mark Antony. He did so previously in Julius Caesar (1950) and would do so again in Antony and Cleopatra (1972), which he also directed. See more »

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Cassius drinks from a wooden cup during the riot scene. When he throws the wooden cup it makes a sound as if it was glass. See more »

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Shakespeare done correctly and brilliantly
28 March 2005 | by (long island, ny) – See all my reviews

This is a film built entirely for fans of Shakespeare. If you want a truly cinematic version, try the Brando version. This version is as true to Shakespeare as any film I have seen. John Gielgud in his second Julius Caesar film role, this time as Caesar himself, is studied and brilliant. Brutus plays off of Antony well as the weaker of the generals. Surprisingly, Heston plays a brilliant Antony, strong and resilient, as Antony should be played, and showing a serious command of the language and supernatural world of Shakespeare's Caesar. I recommend this film for any true reader or scholar of Shakespeare as the definitive Julius Caesar film adaptation. If you want Hollywood-type entertainment, go for the earlier but flashier Brando version.


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