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Re: Top 5 Ancient Rome Movies
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2017, 05:47:23 AM »
Honestly, I never saw the film I, Claudius, but I did read the book.  I generally trust BBC miniseries', which I Claudius was turned into.

I, Claudius is very impressive, as it was done for TV in 1976 the production quality is a little low and the overall feel of the mini-series is a little stagey. However you have some great performers in the show: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Patrick Stewart, Brian Blessed and a brilliant performance by Siān Phillips as Livia. The show covers from Tiberius through Caligula to Claudius.

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Re: Top 5 Ancient Rome Movies
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
When I said "Constantine without the religion", I really meant without the religious reforms after he became emperor.  The religious politics is really interesting during the civil war and although there will be aspects of a typical approach I wouldn't care for  (he probably didn't have a vision of a cross, but of the chi-rho), but it will still be fun.

Who should play Constantine?  Thomas Hardy would be cool.
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Re: Top 5 Ancient Rome Movies
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2017, 04:25:52 AM »
He's too old for an early Constantine. The first question should be: how much time will the movie span? Young actors are better for playing different ages because it is easier to make someone look older than younger.
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Re: Top 5 Ancient Rome Movies
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2017, 11:32:09 AM »
You're right, of course.  I started looking at young actors, but they all seem so boring.
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Re: Top 5 Ancient Rome Movies
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2017, 05:46:33 PM »
Tom Hiddelston is ageless and forever exiting.
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