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Masada (TV Mini-Series 1981– ) Poster

(1981– )

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During the lengthy location filming, Peter O'Toole was the only cast member who didn't fall ill. This was due to the fact that these were similar locations to " Lawrence of Arabia ", and he knew how punishing and gruelling the region could be.
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In order to avoid the heat of the Israeli desert, the crew employed a unique shooting schedule: they divided the day into three eight-hour segments and only shot either late at night or early in the morning. They avoided shooting between late morning and late afternoon, the hottest part of the day.
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Release theatrically in an abridged version in the United Kingdom under the name The Antagonists.
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In his opening monologue on April 7th 1981, Johnny Carson described the miniseries Massada as a "Kosher Shogun." After watching the series, Carson joked that he learned all Romans spoke with an English accent.
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Peter O'Toole and Anthony Quayle have previously appeared together in 'Lawrence of Arabia (1962)_, another film which was shot on location in a desert region.
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Filmed on location in Israel, in the very place where the historic events took place.
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Producer Josef Shaftel and Cinerama announced this as a major theatrical release in 1970.
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British actors are cast as the Romans and American actors are playing the Jews.
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