Julius Caesar (1953) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by John Houseman.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Marlon Brando||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Ruttenberg||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Miklos Rozsa||Nominated|
|Best Picture||John Houseman, Producer||Nominated|
1001 Classic Movies: Julius Caesar (1953)By Amanda Garrett on Apr 3, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
Julius Caesar (1953), starring Marlon Brando, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout April, I'll commemorate the 400th an... Read full article
Julius Caesar (1953)By Beatrice on Oct 12, 2015 From Flickers in Time
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Julius CaesarBy Alyson on Apr 24, 2011 From The Best Picture Project
Based on Shakespeare?s play, Julius Caesar tells the story of a group of Roman conspirators who plot to murder Caesar (Louis Calhern) before his ambition for power turns to tyranny. ?Brutus (James Mason) unites them under this cause for the greater good ofRome, but truthfully, Cassius (John Gielgud)... Read full article
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Brutus: Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar/ I have not slept./ Between the acting of a dreadful thing / And the first motion, all the interim is / Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: / The Genius and the mortal instruments / Are then in council; and the state of man, / Like to a little kingdom, suffers then / The nature of an insurrection.
Cassius: Ye gods, it doth amaze me/ A man of such a feeble temper / Should so get the start of the majestic world/And bear the palm alone.
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The featurette on the DVD, "The Rise of Two Legends", is presented in anamorphic widescreen format (16:9), while the film itself is presented in its original standard "Academy format".
The film's soundtrack was actually recorded in four-track stereo, although it had not been filmed in widescreen, but the movie was eventually released in mono. If it had been released in four-track stereo, this film, and not The Robe, which was made both in Cinemascope (a screen ratio of 2.55:1) and standard "Academy ratio" (1:37:1), would have been the first motion picture released using that method of recording. "Julius Caesar" was eventually released in stereo on laserdisc and DVD.
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