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Academy Award winners Marlon Brando, Sir John Gielgud and Greer Garson star with James Mason and Deborah Kerr in this exceptional film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of honor, heroism, loyalty and the fear of tyranny--Julius Caesar.]]>
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I've seen this movie when I was a kid, keep a very deep impression from it and remained a Brando's fan forever. I saw it again many times afterwards. I was always delighted by the play and the outstanding acting given by Brando, Mason and the rest of the cast.
This is one of the greatest Shakespeare's historical tragedies. Focuses on the last days of Julius Caesar's life, but the main characters are: Brutus, torn apart by his love to the Republic and his loyalty to Caesar and Marc Antony, unfaltering in his love for Caesar and will to revenge his murder.
The cast (a mix of British & Americans actors and actresses) gives an overwhelming performance. First of all Brando's Mark Antony, especially when giving his mournful speech; words are Shakespeare's the powerful way to cast them Marlon's.
James Mason is equally inspired, he transmit to the audience all the storms that rage in Brutus' soul, his moral suffering and final choice.
Only one little step below is John Gielgud's Cassius, the "black eminence" of the conspiracy. The viewer will also enjoy Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr and Edmond O'Brian performances.
A great movie for Shakespeare lovers and general public!
Reviewed by Max Yofre.
I was delighted by the reviewer who pointed out the interpretational possibilities regarding Brutus' character and motivations. However I disagree with him when he says that the film failed in its depiction of Brutus. The reviewer's preference for a darker, more self-aware Brutus is fascinating to explore but this is a Hollywood film from the early 1950s and we should see it in that context. The beauty of Shakespeare is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways.Read more ›
If you like Shakespeare, and particularly 'Julius Caesar', but haven't seen this one yet, BUY IT, you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We study Antony's and Brutus' speeches in my Shakespeare class, so Brando is the best!Published 9 days ago by tammy chavez
It's a typical Shakespearean film with an emphasis on lines rather than actions. Perhaps actors invested too much energy into their lines, so they forgot about body movements to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sonia Labby
This was an well-directed, accurate depiction of Shakespeare's play.Published 2 months ago by Cherraine Anderson
I use this version of the play each year to teach my sophomores Caesar and they always end up loving it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Even though it's black and white, the acting beats the other versions. A classic!Published 2 months ago by Ann Jackson
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