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Uniform Title Julius Caesar (Motion picture : 1970)
Title William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar [Hoopla electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Education 2000 Inc., 2005.
Made available through hoopla
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 113 min.)) : sd., col.
digital rda
video file rda
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Credits Directed by Tom Gries.
Cast Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee, Jill Bennett.
Summary The story covers the highlights of Caesar's life including his exile during the rule of the cruel dictator Sulla, his patronage under the capable General Pompey, his brutal but victorious campaigns against Vercingetorix and the Gauls, and his love affair with the beautiful and scheming Egytian queen Cleopatra. Caesar's great ambition ultimately lead to his own murder by members of the Roman Senate who fear his ascendency, but ironically bring about the rise of the Empire. There are many political complexities that are touched upon in this film that give a good idea of the kinds of power plays that lead to Caesear's rise and fall, many of them including betrayal and murder. The film depicts the Gallic Wars in good detail and gives an understanding of the turmoil that faced the Roman Republic in its last years before the rise of the Empire. Caesar is portrayed as a intelligent human figure who is struck down by tragedy and overcome with amibition which ultimately leads to his own death. The irony of Caesar's murder is that it was ostensibly to preserve the Republic, but rather hastened the foundation of the Empire. While not a great movie, it is entertaining and provides a good introduction to Roman history as well.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Caesar, Julius -- Assassination -- Drama.
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- Drama.
Feature films -- United States.
Genre Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Snell, Peter, 1941-
Burge, Stuart.
Heston, Charlton.
Robards, Jason.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Johnson, Richard, 1927-2015.
Vaughn, Robert, 1932-2016.
Chamberlain, Richard, 1935-
Rigg, Diana.
Lee, Christopher, 1922-2015.
Bennett, Jill, 1930-1990.
Furnival, Robert.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Julius Caesar
Music No. MWT11324550
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