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21-10-2013, 09:26 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(21-10-2013 08:44 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Ok that does it.... Adding to my DVD queue (yes I still use the Netflix DVD service!) my list of 250+ just keeps growing
what's a DVD?

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21-10-2013, 09:33 PM
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(21-10-2013 09:26 PM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  
(21-10-2013 08:44 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Ok that does it.... Adding to my DVD queue (yes I still use the Netflix DVD service!) my list of 250+ just keeps growing
what's a DVD?

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21-10-2013, 09:59 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(21-10-2013 08:44 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  Ok that does it.... Adding to my DVD queue (yes I still use the Netflix DVD service!) my list of 250+ just keeps growing

I get dvd's too from Netflix.


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21-10-2013, 10:53 PM
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So tell it MomSBB - was it worth it? I think I might rent the newly remastered DVD.

Elizabeth Taylor was about 10 years too old for the part but she looked pretty good, I'd say. Although Cleopatra wasn't exactly a dog she wasn't really all drop dead gorgeous. She was more or less an average looking Greek type woman. Her ability to converse on any subject, her creative intellect, and the notion that most Romans thought Egyptians to be somewhat exotic... all that made her seem sexy.
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If they made it today... Elizabeth wouldn't be wearing that much clothing, either. Wink

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21-10-2013, 11:44 PM
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*sniffles*.

Oh my what a story. Funny at first I whined about it being 4 hours long....

It was truly the quickest 4 hours. 5 tissue movie.


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22-10-2013, 02:19 AM
RE: Cleopatra
(21-10-2013 11:44 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  *sniffles*.

Oh my what a story. Funny at first I whined about it being 4 hours long....

It was truly the quickest 4 hours. 5 tissue movie.

See, I told ya it was top 5 all time.

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22-10-2013, 07:54 AM
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(21-10-2013 11:44 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  *sniffles*.

Oh my what a story. Funny at first I whined about it being 4 hours long....

It was truly the quickest 4 hours. 5 tissue movie.

Well, now I'm curious; were you already familiar with the history it's based on?

Not that it's worse for that; it's not like Shakespeare's Caesar or, heck, HBO's Rome are worse if you know what's going to happen...

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22-10-2013, 12:18 PM
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(22-10-2013 07:54 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(21-10-2013 11:44 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  *sniffles*.

Oh my what a story. Funny at first I whined about it being 4 hours long....

It was truly the quickest 4 hours. 5 tissue movie.

Well, now I'm curious; were you already familiar with the history it's based on?

Not that it's worse for that; it's not like Shakespeare's Caesar or, heck, HBO's Rome are worse if you know what's going to happen...

Honestly just an overview of Cleopatra.

But...it wasn't about getting a history lesson, it was just the way the story was presented. It was compelling. I totally cried at the end. I saw an epic, tragic love story...loosely lifted from history.


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22-10-2013, 12:35 PM (This post was last modified: 22-10-2013 12:49 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Cleopatra
(22-10-2013 12:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(22-10-2013 07:54 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Well, now I'm curious; were you already familiar with the history it's based on?

Not that it's worse for that; it's not like Shakespeare's Caesar or, heck, HBO's Rome are worse if you know what's going to happen...

Honestly just an overview of Cleopatra.

But...it wasn't about getting a history lesson, it was just the way the story was presented. It was compelling. I totally cried at the end. I saw an epic, tragic love story...loosely lifted from history.

I did like it, but parts were SO "hokey".
I remember thinking "Wow she was a HUGE star, but look how SHORT she was.".
She really was a small person, (and REALLY did have purple eyes.)
I liked that scene in the Fall, at night when she's getting ready to leave Rome, when the leaves were blowing ... kinda Shakespearean.
There's another movie with her (and Burton) that bombed, called "Boom", or something like that, set entirely on the Island of Corfu, (or was it Capri), off the coast of Italy (a remake of the Arthur Miller play "The Milk-train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"). It's trash, but it was great scenery, and she had new get-ups for every scene.

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22-10-2013, 12:52 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(22-10-2013 12:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(22-10-2013 07:54 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Well, now I'm curious; were you already familiar with the history it's based on?

Not that it's worse for that; it's not like Shakespeare's Caesar or, heck, HBO's Rome are worse if you know what's going to happen...

Honestly just an overview of Cleopatra.

But...it wasn't about getting a history lesson, it was just the way the story was presented. It was compelling. I totally cried at the end. I saw an epic, tragic love story...loosely lifted from history.

The second act really gets ya in the feels. Taylor and Burton worked so well as Cleopatra and Marc Antony because that was almost a parable for their real lives. This was Big Grandiose Old Hollywood at it's absolute pinnacle the casting was perfect, the sets were so over the top, and the story was timeless.

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