“Caesar and Cleopatra” (1945): Thoughts

Posted in Movie at 2:33 am by Rosepixie

This is an interesting movie. Cleopatra is adorned and framed as an elegant lady from the very beginning, but she isn’t an elegant lady, she’s a pouting child! There is no real hint of the romance (or even lust) between Caesar and Cleopatra, though one of the waiting ladies suggests it at some point. It’s an odd and interesting movie. While I think Leigh’s performance was outstanding, I was a little bothered by the gender issues throughout the movie.

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