Friday: Cleopatra (1963)
Cleopatra is a lot of things: an epic to end all epics, a massive vehicle for the massive ego of Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most infamously troubled productions in film history, one of it’s most expensive films (adjusted for inflation, it cost about 339 million dollars!), and pretty much the final straw that broke the back of the already ailing Hollywood studio system.
With all that in mind, you’d think this would be an awful mess, but it’s actually pretty damn good. That comes with a caveat though. The film was originally meant to be two three hour films but was hastily edited into one four hour movie. This has the consequence of several characters and plot points getting really sort shrift, especially anything involving Roddy McDowall and Richard Burton, who are both fantastic. The whole thing would actually benefit from being longer, which isn’t something I thought I’d ever say about something already this bulky.
Still, If you’re a fan of old style Hollywood excessiveness and unintentional camp, you kind of need to see this. Preferably with some beers and friends that have the patience for this kind of thing.
Friday: Cleopatra (1963)
In an effort to improve as a person, I’ve decided to give up on watching porn, for good.
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I’m honestly very curious to see how my thought patterns change because I know it really does effect how you see the world.
Collage piece I made last night, using some old Rolling Stones magazines and a thrifted Bible Stories book
So I heard Joan Rivers’ body is going to be stuffed and featured in a new snarky talk show. Producer’s claim you’re not going to be able to tell the difference anyways.
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There are few people that I actively hate but Neo-Nazis could all commit mass suicide and I would not be sad.
Plot: Master sculpture Michelangelo (Charlton Heston!) gets a commission from the pope (Rex Harrison) to paint the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel. Wacky hi-jinks ensue.
Man, this movie really tries to cram freaking everything into just over two hours! It’s an art movie, a history lesson, a religious epic, and a war film all in one! It really says something that it doesn’t fall flat on its ass. Sadly it’s also not a great film, Despite it’s epic qualities and really impressive sets and costumes, the whole thing is a little flat and only really comes to life when Heston and Harrison are bickering, giving the film a touch of camp that it really needed more of.
And hey! Did you know that Michelangelo was probably gay in real life? You couldn’t tell if you watched this movie though, other than some non-hints involving a pointless romantic subplot that were used to cover it.
I give it a solid “C” rating. Interesting but ultimately forgettable.