Richard Harris is an accomplished actor, a veteran who never leaves us disappointed. The Roman Republic was already dying and on its last legs, and ultimately did not survive the birth of the Roman Empire. This vivid storytelling about the Caesar life is one of the greatest stories ever told. Back in the capital city, powerful men begin to fear the most powerful man amongst them. I believe that , a mans which make this movie a have a mission : Caesar humanization, but humanization not made with lies and omissions! I have some objections though.
It is towards the premature end of his life that Caesar, isolated at the pinnacle of power, finds love in his relationship with another of history's great leaders - Cleopatra. I was looking forward to this mini series since I had read it was being filmed. One may be disappointed not to get the dramatic aftermath of the murder, but that would take at least another hour. Brutus was Cato's son-in-law, Portia was Cato's daughter. Mankiewicz 1953 with Brando and James Mason and by Sturat Burge 1970 with Charlton Heston and Jason Robards. Pompeius and Cato Christopher Walken fear that Caesar will use the troops for ruling the empire and declare himself king and they flee to Greece and are defeated in Farsalia.
When is freed,he returns to Rome where is married with Calpurnia Valeria Golino and begins the political career. Endless conversations without any attempt to enlighten the viewer by clarifying the political situation. But, yet again, lasting happiness eludes his grasp, and Roman politics lure Caesar away from Egypt. It's a familiar tale and the only things this cheap-looking version has going for it is a cast of Hollywood stars appearing in various supporting roles. Who would have thought someone who is not well know as Jeremy would play Caesar the best.
This case, unfortunately, is no different. Entire motivation of Caesar an his ambition was reduced at a epileptic attack? As Caesar rises to fame, his life is constantly at risk for high political reasons, and he is forced to flee Rome when Sulla, the malevolent Roman dictator, threatens to execute him. It might be better, in some detail, and really show us some important moments in the life of this personality that we don't see, even if they're numbered. An old man prevents him on the Ides of March. The film says Brutus was Cato's nephew. Directed with imagination by Uli Edel,the picture proved that the public would go for epic series if the impact was strong and the performance attractive enough.
Pompeyo escapes to Alejandria, Egypt where is beheaded by Tolomeo and Potino. So, what about the characters, you ask? Characters' way of being and acting still shows the way we think in the present. The story is not that compellingly presented and often the dialogue is quite wooden. Lovers of Sword and sandals genre and good acting will find much that is rewarding. But my main gripe is that somehow this managed to contrive to be boring. Watching Jeremy Sisto wandering around with what looks like talcum powder in his hair is hardly what I'd call convincing, and indeed the film as a whole seems to be a waste of time and talent. His populist politics and unprecedented military victories raise Caesar to Roman Emperor.
I didn't care for the melodramatic music throughout and thought the acting was often likewise emotionally manipulative rather than believable. Antony can be a bit annoying, Cassius' special subject is the obvious and he might get on your nerves her certainly gets on Brutus' Marcus Cato's son is an overgrown baby but he is noble and very sweet--he gives us a lovely scene towards the end with Cato and he stands up to Caesar. Synopsis Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator. None of the social, political and historical context of the events in Caesear's life is explained at all. Pompeii and Brutas were my favorite characters and the parts were also well-acted.
Returning to the capital, with his citizenship restored for bravery in battle, Caesar becomes famous for his amazing gift of public speaking. My rate: 8 out of 10. Meanwhile,his daughter Julia marries with Pompeius and Caesar asks him his army to fight against the barbarians. My comments are mainly about the already existing comments which are nonsensical. I hadn't cared much for the other characters, but the wild haired and heavily tattooed Gaul a big thank you to the make up department broke the ice. The final defeat takes place at Alesia where Vercingetorix Heino Ferch is definitely vanquished and coerced to handcuffed parade through the Rome streets.
Well, I always maintain, as a historian, some healthy reservations about films and period miniseries because, by rule, what happens in this stuff is to see the story told with the eyes of the 21st century and not according to the mentality and the of those people. Anyone who has seen Rex Harrison as Caesar might ought to avoid this one altogether or risk cringe after cringe. He also becomes entwined in a great and ill-fated love story. Now a mature man, Caesar's attitude towards power, towards Rome and towards the Roman Senate seems to have changed. Julius Caesar is a magnificent historical person, a film like this was long overdue.
Julius Caesar is an epic story set in magnificent, ancient Rome. I wish they had made this a 6 hour series as the second half seemed rushed. I did not expect a 4-hour drama on Rome to have such an interesting, winding plot - sometimes too winding such that I felt lost and wondered what motivated certain characters. In a period when murder was commonly used as a political tool, when great and wealthy individuals were willing and able to raise private armies to further their own wealth as well as enriching the republic, when political subterfuge and machination were commonplace, the first hour of this biopic was dry as dust. There are several factual errors, like Pompey did not crush the slave rebellion Crassus and Cicero did , there was no law against armies south of the Rubicon - Caesar just transgressed his jurisdiction to do so. It is a stupid American interpretation of the historical events.