Caligula

Synopsis: The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).
Genre: Drama, History
Production: Analysis Releasing
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
23%
UNRATED
Year:
1979
156 min
238 Views

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Darling Drusilla...

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I have existed

from the morning of the world...

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...and I shall exist until the

last star falls from the heavens.

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Although I have taken the

form of Gaius Caligula,

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I am all men as I

am no man and so...

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...I am a god.

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What's it like with Marcellus?

-With what like?

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He's so fat. It's disgusting.

-He's not.

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He's only large.

-And tiny where it counts.

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How do you know?

-I saw him at the baths.

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Poor... poor Drusilla.

-You are vile.

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Hold.

-Messenger to the Prince.

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Identify yourself.

-Macro.

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Password?

-Justice.

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Prince?

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Forgive me, Prince.

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The Emperor commands

you to wait upon him.

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What does he want?

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A last look at you perhaps.

He is 77.

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May he live forever.

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How is Ennia?

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My wife lives on if in the day

she can see you again, Prince.

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Wait outside.

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What does all this mean?

-Take care, little boots.

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Pray to Isis for me.

-I'll follow you as soon as I can.

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I hate I'm back here, Macro.

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He's planning something.

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You've nothing to fear.

I command Praetorian guards.

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With Tiberius,

there's always something to fear.

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Be very careful of Nerva.

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They say he can even tell

what you're thinking.

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Nerva.

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Prince.

-Dear friend.

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Ten years is a long

time for the Emperor...

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to be heading away.

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I should feel a great deal happier...

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...if he would back in

Rome where he belongs.

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Tell me, how is the Emperor?

-Old, like me.

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I mean, how is his mood?

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Like the weather.

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But the weather's good today.

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Changeable.

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I've heard that during the

last month seven of my...

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colleagues in the senate

have been put to death.

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...for treason.

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Nine to be exact.

Five of them cheated.

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They killed themselves.

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That wasn't playing fair.

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Don't you agree, Nerva?

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They were all good men.

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If they were good men, how could...

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the Beloved Emperor

find them guilty?

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Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (; born Eugene Louis Vidal; October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.Vidal was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma (1907–1921 and 1931–1937). He was a Democratic Party politician who twice sought elected office; first to the United States House of Representatives (New York, 1960), then to the U.S. Senate (California, 1982).As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal's principal subject was the history of the United States and its society, especially how the militaristic foreign policy reduced the country to a decadent empire. His political and cultural essays were published in The Nation, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books, and Esquire magazines. As a public intellectual, Gore Vidal's topical debates on sex, politics, and religion with other intellectuals and writers occasionally turned into quarrels with the likes of William F. Buckley Jr. and Norman Mailer. Vidal thought all men and women are potentially bisexual, so he rejected the adjectives "homosexual" and "heterosexual" when used as nouns, as inherently false terms used to classify and control people in society.As a novelist Vidal explored the nature of corruption in public and private life. His polished and erudite style of narration readily evoked the time and place of his stories, and perceptively delineated the psychology of his characters. His third novel, The City and the Pillar (1948), offended the literary, political, and moral sensibilities of conservative book reviewers, with a dispassionately presented male homosexual relationship. In the historical novel genre, Vidal re-created in Julian (1964) the imperial world of Julian the Apostate (r. AD 361–63), the Roman emperor who used general religious toleration to re-establish pagan polytheism to counter the political subversion of Christian monotheism. In the genre of social satire, Myra Breckinridge (1968) explores the mutability of gender role and sexual orientation as being social constructs established by social mores. In Burr (1973) and Lincoln (1984), the protagonist is presented as "A Man of the People" and as "A Man" in a narrative exploration of how the public and private facets of personality affect the national politics of the U.S. more…

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