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22-10-2013, 01:18 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(22-10-2013 12:52 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(22-10-2013 12:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  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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23-10-2013, 08:56 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(22-10-2013 12:35 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(22-10-2013 12:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  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.

Her eyes were amazing. Smile.

I remember them both in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Really almost the exact opposite character wise.


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23-10-2013, 09:00 PM
RE: Cleopatra
(22-10-2013 12:52 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(22-10-2013 12:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  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.

Yes! Yes! When Burton gives that end speech...oh the waterworks...i have no words.

Their chemistry was so intense there were times you really believed they were talking to each other.

Of course they had awkward end of the marriage chemistry in the Woolf movie.


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Like something is brewing and about to begin
Can't put my finger on what lies in store
but I feel what's to happen has happened before...


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24-10-2013, 01:28 AM
RE: Cleopatra
(21-10-2013 07:20 PM)cjlr Wrote:  ....
Caesar's assassination makes a good intermission.
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Arrrrggggghhh!

SPOILER!

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24-10-2013, 02:22 AM (This post was last modified: 24-10-2013 02:27 AM by Revenant77x.)
RE: Cleopatra
(24-10-2013 01:28 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(21-10-2013 07:20 PM)cjlr Wrote:  ....
Caesar's assassination makes a good intermission.
...

Arrrrggggghhh!

SPOILER!

Weeping





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24-10-2013, 02:48 AM
RE: Cleopatra
I have never seen Celopatra. I have however unfortunately seen...


Caligula...

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...gula-part1
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...ula-part-2
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24-10-2013, 02:56 AM
RE: Cleopatra
(24-10-2013 02:48 AM)ELK12695 Wrote:  I have never seen Celopatra. I have however unfortunately seen...


Caligula...

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...gula-part1
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...ula-part-2

Caligula wasn't bad. A bit over the top but then compared to the real deal it may actually have undersold it.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense

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24-10-2013, 08:47 AM
RE: Cleopatra
(24-10-2013 02:56 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(24-10-2013 02:48 AM)ELK12695 Wrote:  I have never seen Celopatra. I have however unfortunately seen...


Caligula...

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...gula-part1
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...ula-part-2

Caligula wasn't bad. A bit over the top but then compared to the real deal it may actually have undersold it.

Surprisingly I'm not a fan of that movie.


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Like something is brewing and about to begin
Can't put my finger on what lies in store
but I feel what's to happen has happened before...


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