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Julius Caesar (1979)

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director:

Herbert Wise

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Brutus
Charles Gray ... Julius Caesar
Keith Michell ... Marc Antony
David Collings ... Cassius
Virginia McKenna ... Portia
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Calpurnia
Sam Dastor Sam Dastor ... Casca
Jon Laurimore ... Flavius
John Sterland ... Marullus
Garrick Hagon ... Octavius Caesar
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ... Messala
Leonard Preston Leonard Preston ... Titinius
Alexander Davion ... Decius Brutus
Darien Angadi Darien Angadi ... Cinna
Andrew Hilton Andrew Hilton ... Lucilius
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

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Drama | History

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Director Herbert Wise felt that Julius Caesar should be set in the Elizabethan era, but as per the emphasis on realism, he instead set it in a Roman milieu. Wise argued that the play "is not really a Roman play. It's an Elizabethan play and it's a view of Rome from an Elizabethan standpoint." However, of setting the play in Shakespeare's day, Wise stated "I don't think that's right for the audience we will be getting. It's not a jaded theatre audience seeing the play for the umpteenth time: for them that would be an interesting approach and might throw new light on the play. But for an audience many of whom won't have seen the play before, I believe it would only be confusing." See more »

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The sound of retracting blades can be heard as Caesar is stabbed. See more »

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Version of Julius Caesar (1950) See more »

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Cassius and Brutus plot to kill Caeser
27 January 2006 | by sandouganSee all my reviews

Heeding a warning and taking counsels is like a stitch in time which saves nine. If Ceaser had listened to the counsel of refraining on the ides of march (15th march) he would have saved his soul alive. On the other hand Cassius is a thoughtful and serious looking man who conspired with Brutus to assassinate the would be Roman ruler. His ambitious life and high standards stopped his ears from counsels(as the saying goes in a multitude of counselors there is safety) The evil that men do will always live after them as the good that men do will inter with their bones unto their children's children. For once swallow your pride and listen to reproves if perhaps you will be delivered. Cassius has very curious looks and which Caeser could have noticed.


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