The battle of Actium is brief but accurate, Antony always rushed in like a bull. In an effort such as this, that proved a cruel disappointment. He was both potent and passionate, just the way one would expect a brilliant ego maniac like Caesar to be. I have never seen the other movies on the story of Cleopatra, only parts of them. She hauled his litter up on ropes and Mark Anthony died a while later. Just watch the first part. Arsinoe is captured while Ptolemy is killed when his carriage overturns.
Another rape of History This movie is a catastrophe; it just uses a historic story and makes a sweet love story, with bad acting and low budget production. Das Bündnis gerät jedoch durch die Ermordung Caesars in Gefahr. Not my top cleopatra, nor my 2nd to the top Colbert is very very good , but definitely on the list. I'm not saying that it's the most captivating piece of cinema, but it's certainly better than the '63 rendition. Sadly, most of her scenes weren't as effective as they could have been, but that wasn't Redgrave's fault, the maids were very static, and throughout I found the direction unusually sluggish.
But i have that movie. I just finished watching this movie and in my opinion was very well done in some parts it even topped the 1963 version of Mankiewicz's film. Comparing this film to Liz Taylor and Dick Burton is not fair. When the director was replaced, Dalton backed out and was followed by his co-star,. She managed playing the spoiled rich girl well enough.
After leaving Herbert Strutt Grammar School at age 16, he toured as a leading member of 's National Youth Theater. There are a few scenes where someone is be-headed that are very good. Other films dealing with the infamous Egyptian Queen and her Roman lovers saga are the following : Silent version ¨Cleopatra¨ with Theda Bara ; ¨Caesar and Cleopatra¨ by Gabriel Pascal with Claude Rains , Vivien Leigh and Flora Robson , ¨Cleopatra¨ by Cecil B De Mille with Claudette Colbert , Warren William and Henry Wilconson ; ¨Cleopatra¨ by Joseph L. The special effects in the movie sometimes go un-noticed, but they are very good as well. They looked like they were playing Twister in drag.
And one other thing the actors fit their roles perfectly and took them seriously. Antony turns away from her for the sake of Rome. She captured the cunning seductiveness of Cleopatra, using her siren sexuality as a weapon to achieve her aims. Also she made Cleopatra seem very childish and whiny at times, which was annoying. Recaptures the Elizabethan flavor of Shakespeare's own Globe productions in the 16th century. The sets lived up to what Alexandria probably looked like, except there was little sign of the Greek influence on the city. If you know what I mean.
I don't know if it was casting or plot. Franc Roddam coordinated the movements of large groups of people in very realistic ways. Very much a private man, Dalton's pastimes include fishing, reading, jazz, opera, antique fairs and auctions and, of course, movies. He plays the conqueror full on, ambitious and powerful, but not a monster or a hero, just a man who wanted glory for Rome. I strongly suggest turning on subtitles, as Shakespeare's diction and syntax are not modern and can be hard to follow.
Mini Tv Serie 2 Teiler Cleopatra - schön, intelligent und von charismatischer Macht! Her curvy figure in the filmy costumes came to life with a feline fluidity. Billy Zane delivered an excellent performance of the complex Mark Antony. The slave galleys showing the men rowing the boats were pristine and shiny like the cabin of some rich yacht, an obvious error. He has seasoned well in the years since playing 007 and his strong masculine presence, rich baritone and passion carried part 1. If you can sit through a dreadful portrayal of Cleopatra, you may become engaged- if not completely entertained. He was torn between Rome and his obsession with Cleopatra, and continually submitted to her will.
The version with Janet Suzman was better. The film was made by Canada's Norstar Entertainment and was sold to Halmi to be the first video release in his new line of Hallmark family films. The naval battles looked a little too much like toy models which of course they were. The sets were pretty well made the costumes the same and the dialog was in no way staggering and as for the plot except for a few minor inconsistencies - one of them shown in the Goofs section- was just as the storyline in no way boring. This film was fun and entertaining, for sure, Timothy Dalton as Ceasar and Billy Zane as Marc Anthony were brilliant, in my opinion.