Julius Caesar (1970)


“Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o’ nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.” – Julius Caesar

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Senators of Rome decide to revolt against their ruler Julius Caesar when they feel he has taken too much power for himself.

My Take on it – This is a film based on the William Shakespeare play about the assassination of the ruler of Rome by his friends and colleagues.

They do a wonderful job showing the political intrigue between these politicians as they all try and decide what needs to be done and how to do it.

Watching this in the current political climate of the world is so interesting because it shows that not much has unfortunately changed in the thousands of years since this political assassination took place.

Shakespeare knew how to write very engaging stories that can be so enjoyable to watch unfold.

His dialogue is also superb with the characters giving some of the most profound and popular speeches of his entire canon of plays.

The film has a great cast with Charleston Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee and Diana Rigg all helping to keep this story so engrossing to watch despite knowing what will happen.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Charlton Heston was dissatisfied with this movie, which he claimed had a poor director, an unsuitable cameraman, and the wrong actor as Brutus. He even went so far as to say that Jason Robards, Jr., in that role, gave possibly “the worst performance by a really good actor” in movie history. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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