"Julius Caesar", by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (VOS) (Cinema)
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Series: The scene is screened: Julius Caesar, by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Faithful adaptation for the film of the homonymous work of Shakespeare. After the civil war between César and Pompey (49-46 BC), César becomes a life dictator and concentrates in his person all powers, which implies, in fact, the disappearance of the Republic. In the year 44 a. C., Casio and Bruto, two noble Roman defenders of the republican freedoms, head a conspiracy against the dictator, who is murdered in the IDs of March of that year. It should be noted the apologetic (and demagogic) speech delivered by Marco Antonio in defense of César in order to alleviate the plebs against the tyranicides. With this work Mankiewicz proposes a political lesson about authoritarian regimes. (FILMAFFINITY)
Duration: 120 min.
Country: United States
Address: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Play: William Shakespeare)
Music: Miklós Rózsa
Photography: Joseph Ruttenberg (B&W)
Cast: Marlon Brando, Louis Calhern, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Greer Garson, John Gielgud, Edmond O'Brien, George Macready, Michael Pate, Richard Hale, Michael Ansara, Alan Napier, John Hoyt, Ian Wolfe, Rhys Williams, Edmund Purdom
Producer: MGM / UA
Genre: Drama | Historical. Ancient Rome. Biographical
Groups: Shakespeare: Julio César New
1953: Oscar: Best Art Direction B&W. 5 nominations
1953: BAFTA Awards: Best British actor (Gielgud) and foreigner (Brando). 3 nom.