Monday, 24 February Movie Review: After defeating Rome's enemies, Julius Caesar Louis Calhern is at the height of his power, and the expectation is that the Senate will offer him the position of Emperor for life. Afraid that Caesar is becoming too ambitious and placing his personal glory ahead that of Rome, a group of noblemen plot an assassination.
Mankiewicz directed this exquisite version of William Shakespeare's play. Louis Calhern is Julius Caesar, whose conquests have enabled him to rise to the status of Roman dictator.
But his ascent to almost God-like status has given pause to influential members of the Roman Senate. Chief among them is Cassius John Gielgudwho is troubled by Caesar's popularity and dictatorial status. Despite dark omens, Caesar walks confidently into the Roman Senate, where he is stabbed to death by the conspirators.
His companion Marc Antony Marlon Brando is shocked and runs to the corpse of his beloved friend.
He agrees to support Brutus while an unruly mob gathers in front of the Senate doors, having heard rumors of Caesar's assassination. Brutus convinces the mob that Caesar's death was for the good of Rome, preventing him from forming a monarchy.
Then Antony appears, determined to destroy the conspirators; he delivers a speech that subtly damns the assassins. With the mob against them, the conspirators are forced to flee Rome and Antony organizes an army against them.Julius Caesar is a epic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L.
Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. The original music score is by Miklós Rózsa.
Audience Reviews for Julius Caesar This adaptation of Shakespeare is, like the play, more interested in the post Caesar world than the title character. Brando gives us the most realistic Antony 95%(20). Dec 27, · Watch video · Julius Caesar married Cornelia in 83 BCE and their daughter Julia was born that year or in 82 BCE.
As the movie starts in 82 BCE with Sulla establishing his dictatorship, she should not be depicted as a young girl of about 9 years/10(K). Mar 17, · There's hardly any way to describe how Jason Robards brings "Julius Caesar" to its knees, but let me try. It's a neat trick. He stares vacantly into the camera and recites Shakespeare's words as if he'd memorized them seconds before, or maybe was reading from idiot cards.1/5.
Movie Review: Julius Caesar () A sincere adaptation of the Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar adheres to stage rules but still finds the passion at the heart of .
Jun 04, · The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony/10(9K).