The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.
A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.
Flavius Silva, commander in Roman Judea, wants to reach a reasonable compromise with the Jewish Zealots and withdraw his legion. Events and personalities in Rome, however, lead to his besieging the fortress of Masada. There the engineering genius of the Romans must fight both the harsh climate and landscape, and the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar Ben Yair and his people.Written by
"Masada" is a great epic that goes far beyond the trite boundaries of this kind of films, in that it deals with key moral issues brought forth to the mind by the experience of warfare in a very reflective and convincing way. It gives insight to the inner struggle of a Roman general in his quest for confronting and eventually understanding the contradictions that lie beneath the logic of man's constant fight for power and control, and how it slowly rots his spiritual capacity. For instance, he asks himself: Who is really the winner? Who the loser? How do you kill faith? ... The final 10 minute-plus-monologue of the brilliant O'Toole maybe well be one of the finest moments in the history of film! Simply breathtaking! Check it out!
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