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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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Max Adrian was cast in a featured role but dropped out before filming. Some books incorrectly list him as being in this project. See more »

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During the opening victory parade, there is a llama following an elephant. Llamas are not native to any place accessible to the Roman Empire. See more »

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Very Good Overall
14 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

As others have noted, Jason Robards' performance as Brutus has real problems, particularly at the start. While playing the character as vague and distracted is certainly justified by the text, Robards often appears just this side of comatose. James Mason was far better in the older film version.

The biggest and best surprise is Heston's strength as Antony. He believably conveys an interesting mixture of loyalty, craftiness, and ambition. And his work in the funeral oration is well-paced and well-directed. Overall, this version has a lot going for it -- it's among the better Shakespeare adaptations that I know of.


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