Marc Antony and Cleopatra

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Marc Antony and Cleopatra

Marc Antony and Cleopatra

Release Date: October 18, 1913

Year    :   1913
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Genres    :   Drama, History, Romance
Production Companies    :   Società Italiana Cines
Director    :   Enrico Guazzoni
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RunTime    :   74 mins.

Based loosely on Shakespeare's play, Plutarch's "Life of Antony", and Pietro Cossa's dramatic poem, "Cleopatra", this movie was spectacular for its time. It offers location shots made in Italy and Egypt, large crowd scenes (e.g., the Roman army embarking in Alexandria), lots of emotional drama (Marc Antony & Cleopatra, his wife Octavia, sister of Antony's rival Octavian, unhistorically coming to Alexandria to beg him to return to her, and some mean, mean looks exchanged between Octavia and Cleopatra.

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