1963. Great Britain/USA. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 251 min.
Monday, March 24, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1963. Great Britain/USA. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Rex Harrison, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Roddy McDowall. In what might be the most talked-about movie in history, Harrison's Caesar triumphs over Mankiewicz's garrulous script—until the Ides of March catches up with him, and the film. With a story that has fixated audiences from the time of Plutarch through HBO's recent Rome, Mankiewicz's efforts to save the studio still offer plenty of pleasure, especially nearly a half-century removed from the initial hype. 251 min.