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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

 -  Drama | History  -  18 March 1972 (Japan)
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.

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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.

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18 March 1972 (Japan)  »

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All'ombra delle piramidi  »

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$1,600,000 (estimated)

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ESP 39,776,701 (Spain)
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This marked the third and final time Charlton Heston would play Mark Antony. He did so previously in Julius Caesar (1950) and also in Julius Caesar (1970). See more »

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Version of Antonius und Cleopatra (1963) See more »

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Some good elements
25 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is Shakespeare lite in the sense that the play has been cut to fit a movie, not a play. It has been done quite well and the balance between movie and classic play is well proportioned.

Where the movie excels is in the locations, the epic battles and the camera work. It is a very strong production in the Hollywood way. It serves as a fine introduction should anyone wish to experience the original text.

The actors are all in good form and make the lines serve their character. The conditional here is Chuck Heston. He is of the Olivier 'ham' school of acting. Each line is painfully rendered, the jaw clenches, the syllables come as if Heston may then expire. There are some parts where he is just fine: the battles, especially but he seems ill at ease compared to the other actors.


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