Cleopatra (1963) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Darryl F. Zanuck and produced by Walter Wanger and Peter Levathes.
Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Cinematography||Victor Milner||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Anne Bauchens||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Rex Harrison||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown, Herman Blumenthal, Elven Webb, Mauric||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff, Vittorio Nino Novarese, Renie||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Dorothy Spencer||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alex North||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Walter Wanger, Producer||Nominated|
Cleopatra (1963)By Beatrice on Dec 21, 2017 From Flickers in Time
Cleopatra Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, and Sidney Buchman based on ancient histories and a book “The Life and Times of Cleopatra” by Carlo Maria Franzero 1963/Switzerland/UK/USA Twentieth Century Fox/MCL Films S.A./Walwa Films S.... Read full article
C?sar e Cle?patra (1945)By L? on Nov 2, 2015 From Critica Retro
C?sar e Cle?patra (1945) Voc? deve saber que Elizabeth Taylor foi a primeira atriz de cinema a receber um milh?o de d?lares por um ?nico filme: “Cle?patra”, em 1963. Antes dela, outras atrizes j? haviam interpretado a mais famosa rainha do Egito, entre elas Theda Bara, Claudette C... Read full article
Celebrate Cleopatra!By Jill Blake on Jun 13, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence
Here at The Fence, we will be giving away 2 copies of the newly restored Cleopatra 50th Anniversary release, courtesy of Fox. To enter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject, “Cleopatra giveaway.” Please include your name, email, and website (if applica... Read full article
Win a Copy of Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-rayBy Brandy Dean on May 31, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
The iconic historical epic Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and and Richard Burton, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of this milestone, Cleopatra has been restored and released on Blu-ray for the first time in a 2-disc package that features a full-color book with rare images a... Read full article
Win a Copy of Cleopatra on Blu-ray!on May 30, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film
I mentioned it on Twitter a? few days ago, but the fantastic folks at Cinemark have sent me a few Cleopatra Blu-rays to offer to you lovely people.? I have THREE Blu-rays to give away and here’s what you need to enter: HOW TO ENTER: Since these are awesome, I’m going to have to enforce t... Read full article
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Sosigenes: Have 300 warships ever been built for war without war?
Julius Caesar: Two hours until dawn. We will hold where we are.
Agrippa: And what happens at dawn?
Julius Caesar: I thought you knew. The sun comes up.
Cleopatra: How DARE you and the rest of your barbarians set fire to my library? Play conqueror all you want, Mighty Caesar! Rape, murder, pillage thousands, even millions of human beings! But neither you nor any other barbarian has the right to destroy one human thought!
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John Hoyt, who plays Cassius, the chief conspirator against Julius Caesar, played the role of Decius Brutus, another of the conspirators, in both Orson Welles's 1937 Fascist-themed stage production of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', and in MGM's more traditional 1953 film version of the play.
Widely regarded as one of the biggest flops of all time, reality is quite different: the film made its money back despite the horrendous costs, but not all at once - it took several years. It was one of the highest grossing films of the 1960s. According to the late director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, many of the best scenes were cut and there are between 90 and 120 minutes of character development and story missing.
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