The Resource William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, (electronic resource)

William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, (electronic resource)

Label
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Title
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Title variation
Julius Caesar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Tom Gries
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg, Christopher Lee, Jill Bennett
Runtime
113
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11324550
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11324550
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11324550
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 113 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11324550
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

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      San Mateo, CA, US
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