Fall of the Roman Empire
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The success of Anthony Mann's wide-screen epic El Cid (1961) led to this even grander undertaking, one of Hollywood's periodic... Read More
The success of Anthony Mann's wide-screen epic El Cid (1961) led to this even grander undertaking, one of Hollywood's periodic infatuations with the decadence of Imperial Rome. After murdering his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius Commodus drifts into a life of wanton depravity as the Gothic hordes gather at the Empire's borders. THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE is a Hollywood spectacular in the grand tradition, but Mann manages to elicit some terrific performances amongst the mob scenes. According to the trailer, the film contains "Not just 3 or 4, but ALL of the known emotions!" Minimize
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2 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 27, 2000
Encore, Alec Guinness!
Pros: Alec Guiness, supporting actors, score, script, camera, costumes
Cons: Showed what bad politicians they had then! Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 2, 2000
Expensive, l-o-n-g, mostly grim
Pros: Sets, performances by Alec Guinness, Christopher Plummer
Cons: conception, pacing, Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren
Major sets and some entertainment from Christopher Plummer, but otherwise lifeless Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 28, 2006
The Film That Ruined a Genre
Pros: Alec Guiness. Stunning sets of Rome.
Cons: Length, Christopher Plummer. James Mason. Unbearably loud and ridiculous musical score. Length. BORING.
Everything you need to see how a Hollywood spectacle went wrong. Completely wrong. Read More at Epinions.com