Cleopatra (1963)

Cleopatra (1963)

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison

I’d never seen this movie before, but I’d heard of it. It’s a classic, right? Even though it lost an insane amount of money and was a critical failure when it came out? I’m pretty sure it’s a classic. It’s not bad!

Cleopatra was this Egyptian chick who lived during the waning years of the Roman Empire, and who banged both Caesar and his best friend. There’s… something else to this story. Hm… Nah, that’s good enough.

The acting is magnificent in this film, which is pretty important for a theatrical drama like this. Rex Harrison plays old, sad Caesar perfectly, and is probably how I’m going to be thinking of Caesar from now on. Also, Elizabeth Taylor is great at these man-eater roles. If acting isn’t enough for you, there’s also a shitload of awesome scenery and costumes, and the cinematography is that really awesome 60’s high-quality style that looks beautiful. Is that not enough for you still? Well… okay. I understand that not being enough to want to watch a four hour long movie.


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