Sunday, December 07, 2008


As troubled epics go CLEOPATRA would have to be the granmother of them all. Sickness, budget woes, strikes, contract problems, you name it, they all unfolded in this one. When you consider tow hours of the film are missing it's amazing the thing turned out as well as it did. It walked away with four Oscars for it's technical achievments and is also notable as the beginning of the tumultous love affair between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who sure is sporting one hell of a serious rack in those two hundred thousand dollars worth of costumes she wore! Should be braved at least once if for nothing else the amazing spectacle of it all.


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