Julius caesar mutiny on the bounty 1962 reflections in a golden eye the teahouse of the august moon the formula. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate caesar but they have both sorely underestimated mark antony. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. There is also a creditable joseph mankiewicz 1953 movie with brando as mark antony and gielgud as cassius. In big crowd scenes, sound departments always put in a lot of walla. Probably written in 1599 and among the first of shakespeares plays to be performed at the globe theater, julius caesar is one of his best. You can watch julius caesar 2014 online on videoondemand services netflix, paytv or movie theatres with original audio in english.
Julius caesar is shakespeares tense drama of high politics, one which reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power, with themes that still resonate today. This is an intriguing concept, because even though all of these characters dont necessary exhibit the same characteristics as their namesakes, they make a connection and tie in the hunger games to julius. Julius caesar overcomes these challenges as best at it could, thanks to brando, mason and gielgud all delivering committed performances. Caesar points out to the soothsayer that it is the ides of march, but the soothsayer remind him that they are not yet over. Julius caesar 1979 shakespeare one of the better adaptions of this classic tale. Even the noblest of motives proves to be misguided, however, when the power struggle increases after his death. Square talks production of william shakespeares julius caesar is an independent movie directed by nicolas walker. Epic look at julius caesar, romes last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the roman republic. It stars colin firth, ben kingsley, aishwarya rai, thomas brodiesangster, peter mullan, kevin mckidd, john hannah, and iain glen.
Jan 08, 2008 these differences are to be expected but as such they do not change the main plot or fail to portray what shakespeare might have wanted. Although the title is julius caesar, the play and the film are more concerned with brutus and his interplay with cassius and antony. Two actors with very minor parts are noteworthy for their skillslawrence harrington as the carpenter and ron pembler as the cobblerat the opening of the play. Julius ceasar, one of the best plays written by william shakespear. With all the movie greats james mason, louis calhern, greer garson, beborah kerr and a rather young john gielgud.
A fastmoving thriller about a struggle for democracy, william shakespeares julius caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of. Aug 27, 2015 julius caesar movie emperor in development at lionsgate. Mar 04, 2016 the 25 best shakespeare movies of all time to film, or not to film, that is the question. Visit the shakespeare learning zone to discover loads of facts, videos and info about the play. Mankiewicz manages to showcase the bards dialogue in a film that also has the visual appeal of oscarwinning art. Julius caesar skip to main search results amazon prime. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Librivox recording of julius caesar, by william shakespeare william shakespeares the tragedy of julius caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against julius caesar, his assassination in 44 bc, and its immediate aftermath. Mar 17, 2014 according to suetonius lives of the caesars, julius 81 there were many warnings presented to julius caesar about his impending doom. I have used this film before while teaching julius caesar in my sophomore english classes. It is one of several plays written by shakespeare based on true events from roman history, such as coriolanus and antony and cleopatra.
Julius caesar movie emperor in development at lionsgate. Julius caesar translation shakescleare, by litcharts. Now walla isnt expensive mere cents per wal but in julius caesar something very weird has happened to the walla. Each of these names is present in both julius caesar and the hunger games.
Julius caesar, and antony and cleopatra, june 2014 just being at the globe is magical. As you can see, crassus is a good bit older than julius caesar, hes born more than a decade before julius caesar, and he also forms this alliance with pompey, who is also a little bit older than julius caesar, and is a significant military figure, a general, in the roman republic. The wonder and pride for the play do not always free the inmates from the exasperation of being incarcerated, and angry confrontations put the. The performance of julius caesar at the flint hills shakespeare festival in 2016. Lionsgate and summit are developing a film about young julius caesar s rise to power in emperor, a book adaptation that could become a trilogy. Set in ancient rome, leading citizens cassius and marcus brutus are alarmed that the power and authority caesar is assuming may endanger the democracy of the republic, so they conspire to assassinate the popular general. It was directed by uli edel and written by peter pruce and craig warner. What is the best movie adaptation of julius caesar by. Cesare deve morire is a 2012 italian drama film directed by paolo and vittorio taviani. Julius caesar 1953, william shakespeares julius caesar. Casting for julius caesar movie 2016 by callissa mescher on. Julius caesar is a 1953 epic metrogoldwynmayer film adaptation of the play by shakespeare, directed by joseph l. When a triumphant war hero becomes ambitious to be crowned king, assassination seems the only option.
Shakespeares globe 2014 production of julius caesarfilmed on the globe stage. Crudely defined, walla is the mix of indistinguishable noises a crowd makes when it talks all at once. In may 2014, the coens reconfirmed the film s development, with the plot now focused on a fixer working in the hollywood film industry in the 1950s. I was very surprised how quickly hail, caesar was in and out of the theaters. Ben whishaw the danish girl, skyfall, hamlet and michelle fairley fortitude, game of thrones play brutus and cassius, david calder the lost city of z, the hatton garden job plays caesar and david morrissey the missing, hangmen, the walking dead is mark antony. Brutus a soothsayer bids you beware the ides of march. The most celebrated film version of julius caesar is the one made by joseph mankiewicz in 1953 with marlon brando as antony, james mason as brutus and john gielgud as cassius. Brutus and cassius hatch a deadly plot against caesar, and not even caesars champion, mark antony, can save him. Academy award winners marlon brando, sir john gielgud and greer garson star with james mason and deborah kerr in this exceptional 1953 film adaptation of william shakespeares tragedy of honor. Despite dark omens, caesar walks confidently into the roman senate. Mar 08, 2014 cinna, caesar, flavius, portia, seneca, brutus, cato, et cetera. In a highsecurity prison in rome, inmates prepare for the staging of julius caesar. It is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by valerio massimo manfredi.
In julius caesar, how is the movie different from the book. Julius caesar on the shakespeare learning zone studying julius caesar. Shakespeares julius caesar 2014 movie trailer 11,236 views 4 years ago square talks production of william shakespeares julius caesar is an independent movie. Director uli edel body of evidence helmed this 2002 miniseries that aired on the tnt cable network and presents an epic take on the life of julius caesar. I waxed lyrical about it on this blog last year after our london visit so i wont do it again now. As brutus, james mason displays the brooding intelligence of. Julius caesar is helmed by angus jackson and hes brought something with him that delivers a spark of new fire in the air. That makes shakespeare the most filmed playwright of all time. It is one of several plays written by shakespeare based on true events from roman history, such as coriolanus and antony and cleopatra set in rome in 44 bc, the play depicts the moral dilemma of brutus as he joins a. With theo affail, segun akingbola, adjoa andoh, mark ebulue.
The film stars josh brolin, george clooney, alden ehrenreich, ralph fiennes, jonah hill, scarlett johansson, frances mcdormand, tilda swinton, and channing tatum. Exceptionally well done and it feels like a movie, not like a filmed stage play. It was as if the coen brothers simply said lets do a film for ourselves. The raw power of its delivery and the spectacle of this conspiratorial tragedy make it so much more than an invocation of trumpian machinations. It was one of the last two films of richard harris, released in the year of his death. Shot on location and also in the rscs theatre at stratforduponavon, julius caesar is a sumptuous film that features the original cast of a startling and arresting production. Apr 18, 2014 which versions of julius caesar have you hailed. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Here are the best, and most noteworthy, versions of julius caesar that can help you study and better understand the play.
Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by john houseman. Mgms acclaimed production of william shakespeares julius caesar the assassination of the would be ruler of rome at the hands of brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic. A live performance of the play julius caesar by william shakespeare. Shakespeares universal language helps the inmateactors to identify with their characters, but the path is long and full of anxiety, hope and play. Set in ancient rome, leading citizens cassius and marcus brutus are alarmed that the. The film competed at the 62nd berlin international film festival where it won the golden bear. I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, cry caesar. During the 62nd bc caesar was appointed as praetor of the roman society. Main slate 31 films and two shorts programs spotlight on documentary 15 films projections programs. Even with all the original middle english dialogue. The globe x 2 julius caesar and antony and cleopatra june 2014. Directed by gabriel pascal and staring vivien leigh and claude rains in the title roles, this british production in glorious technicolor is based on a 1901 play by george bernard shaw, who also adapted it into the screenplay. The 52nd new york film festival was held september 26 october 12, 2014 the lineup consisted of seven sections. Adaptations of shakespeares plays and other works have been featured in nearly 500 films andor videos worldwide.
On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of rome. Louis calhern is julius caesar, whose conquests have enabled him to rise to the status of roman dictator. Mason finds all of brutus intellectual selfdoubt and higher purpose in defending romes reputation even at the cost of the ultimate betrayal. This 1970 film, julius caesar, is fairly well cast in all its parts but the key onejason robards as brutus. The growing ambition of julius caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend brutus.
Drama shakespeare is notorious for pliable history, that which he can bend, stretch, mold and work into any shape which pleases him and helps him make a dramatic andif youre inclinedpolitical point. Chronicles his campaigns in gaul and egypt, his rivalry with general pompey, and his eventual assassination at the hands of brutus and cassius. Twenty yearold julius caesar flees rome for his life during the reign of sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become romes supreme dictator. Staged in elizabethan dress with roman accessories and with music p. Actors include paterson joseph as brutus, jeffry kissoon as caesar, cyril nri as cassius, and ray fearon as mark antony. He received bad omens such as the discovery of a table of brass that spoke of a descendant of iulus being slain by his kinsmen, and a soothsayer named spurinna observed various signs that something bad was going to happen to caesar. Caesar returns in triumph to rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. This movie has been premiered in australian hd theatres in 2014 movies 2014. It was one of the last two films of richard harris, released in the year of his. In julius caesar, a historical tragedy, shakespeare recounts the fall of one of ancient romes most famous generals, who was instrumental in creating the roman empire.
Julius caesar 2014 2014 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It is a dramatization of the life of julius caesar from 82 bc to his death in 44 bc. The one, the only classic movie version of shakepeares julius caesar. The differences that i have mentioned are those in the julius caesar film where antony is played by marlon brando and hes simply incredible in his acting. Shakespeares julius caesar 2014 movie trailer 11,236 views 4 years ago square talks production of william shakespeares julius caesar is an independent movie directed by nicolas walker.
Although the title is julius caesar, the play and the film are more. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated mark antony. The growing ambition of julius caesar is a source of major concern to his close. The constant buzzing sound heard in the background throughout the first half are the cicadas native to the flint. Written by william shakespeareplay casting by callissa mescher casting brutus cassius harrison ford joseph gordonlevitt playing the antagonist and a soldier in g. The film is set in rebibbia prison suburb of rome, and follows convicts in their rehearsals ahead of a prison performance of julius caesar.
Here are 10 films and television series from the last 70 years that feature the character of julius caesar 1. Alarmed by the autocrats popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. Julius caesar is a 2003 miniseries about the life of julius caesar. With ben whishaw, michelle fairley, david morrissey, david calder. Julius caesar royal shakespeare company digital theatre.1261 1205 131 763 967 1411 358 1119 1523 2 380 48 129 93 707 1543 1075 1237 1129 1052 985 1559 904 166 627 21 1436 113 1065 1263 1207 1086 1040 195 628 364 583