This 1963 extravaganza, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, is certainly an epic historical drama with all the elements: elaborate sets, intricate costuming, name actors, a factual basis, and an overlong script (just over four hours). But the acting is well performed and the backdrops are lush, making this a film worth seeing. Elizabeth Taylor is Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen who seduces Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) in a political move to hold onto her empire. When Caesar is killed in the Roman Senate, Cleopatra looks to Marc Antony (Richard Burton) for his support, practically enslaving him with her wiles. Taylor is dramatic in her role, at times overly serious, but stunning nonetheless as the woman described as "well versed in the natural sciences and mathematics. She speaks seven languages proficiently. Were she not a woman one would consider her to be an intellectual." While the film does seem to drag at moments, it deserves the four Oscars it won for cinematography, art direction-set direction, costumes, and special effects. Don't confuse this Cleopatra with the 1934 version directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Claudette Colbert. --Jenny Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic Movie, everyone need to collect it, if you are a movie lover.Published 1 month ago by Kat Photo
It's an old movie on DVD. I knew what I was getting. It performed as expected.Published 6 months ago by grampy17
Not bad, but considering the two actors in the lead wasn't overjoyed by it but factual and good entertainment. Well producedPublished 8 months ago by rocky211
This film is sold with as being bilingual. 20% of the film has not been translated, it's switches to English with French sub-title. Very poor quality.Published 10 months ago by jean-guy lalonde