History Film / Caligula

10th Jun '18 4:11:57 PM e-mlodik
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Federico Fellini's art director Danilo Donati was hired to build the expensive and complex sets and costumes. Renowned acting talent, including Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/PeterOToole and Sir Creator/JohnGielgud were cast. Maria Schneider was originally cast as Caligula's doomed sister Drusilla, but later dropped out and was replaced by Teresa Ann Savoy. After Guccione was unable to come to an agreement with more established directors JohnHuston and Lina Wertmuller, Tinto Brass, a relatively young Italian director who'd produced an artsy big budget [[FollowTheLeader progenitor]] to the {{Nazisploitation}} genre called ''Salon Kitty'' that Guccione had taken a shine to was made the head instead. Caligula production was housed in Dear Studios, Rome, where the infamous ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' was filmed thirteen years earlier. Shooting commenced in September 1976, with plans for a 1977 release.

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Federico Fellini's art director Danilo Donati was hired to build the expensive and complex sets and costumes. Renowned acting talent, including Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/PeterOToole and Sir Creator/JohnGielgud were cast. Maria Schneider was originally cast as Caligula's doomed sister Drusilla, but later dropped out and was replaced by Teresa Ann Savoy. After Guccione was unable to come to an agreement with more established directors JohnHuston and Lina Wertmuller, Tinto Brass, a relatively young Italian director who'd produced who directed an artsy big budget [[FollowTheLeader progenitor]] to the {{Nazisploitation}} genre called ''Salon Kitty'' that Guccione had taken a shine to was made the head instead. Caligula production was housed in Dear Studios, Rome, where the infamous ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' was filmed thirteen years earlier. Shooting commenced in September 1976, 1976 in Dear Studios, Rome with plans for a 1977 release.
21st Apr '18 2:45:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* AncientRome: The setting of the film.
* AxCrazy: Caligula and Tiberius.

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* %%* AncientRome: The setting of the film.
* %%* AxCrazy: Caligula and Tiberius.



* BrotherSisterIncest: Caligula and Drusilla.

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* %%* BrotherSisterIncest: Caligula and Drusilla.



* TheCaligula: Three guesses, no prizes.
** Tiberius also qualifies.

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* %%* TheCaligula: Three guesses, no prizes.
** %%** Tiberius also qualifies.



* DeathOfAChild: In a fairly sickening manner during the film's ending.
* DenOfIniquity: Tiberius's mansion.
* DepravedBisexual: Caligula of course.
** Tiberius is also a textbook case of this trope.
* DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler: Nerva]] who has had enough of Tiberius's reign and can't bear the fact Caligula will be the next emperor.
* DroitDuSeigneur: What Caligula does to Proculus and his wife.

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* %%* DeathOfAChild: In a fairly sickening manner during the film's ending.
* %%* DenOfIniquity: Tiberius's mansion.
* %%* DepravedBisexual: Caligula of course.
** %%** Tiberius is also a textbook case of this trope.
* %%* DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler: Nerva]] who has had enough of Tiberius's reign and can't bear the fact Caligula will be the next emperor.
* %%* DroitDuSeigneur: What Caligula does to Proculus and his wife.



* HollywoodHistory

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* LargeHam: Caligula.
** Tiberius definitely counts as well. '''"MORE CONVICTION!!"'''

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* %%* LargeHam: Caligula.
** %%** Tiberius definitely counts as well. '''"MORE CONVICTION!!"'''



* NippleAndDimed: Completely averted.

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* %%* NippleAndDimed: Completely averted.



* PlotWithPorn
* PraetorianGuard: This being ancient Rome, they play a pretty big role.
* TheQueensLatin: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/HelenMirren, Peter O'Toole, and Sir John Gielgud.

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* %%* PlotWithPorn
* %%* PraetorianGuard: This being ancient Rome, they play a pretty big role.
* %%* TheQueensLatin: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, Creator/HelenMirren, Peter O'Toole, and Sir John Gielgud.



* TearsOfBlood: As seen on most of the film's poster art.

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* %%* TearsOfBlood: As seen on most of the film's poster art.



* UnproblematicProstitution
* VillainProtagonist: Caligula

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* %%* UnproblematicProstitution
* %%* VillainProtagonist: Caligula



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

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* %%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
21st Apr '18 2:42:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** These may also be shed by the audience upon viewing the film.
15th Apr '18 6:56:13 PM rjd1922
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* DeathOfAChild: In a fairly sickening manner during the film's ending.



* InfantImmortality: Averted, in a fairly sickening manner during the film's ending.
28th Jan '18 12:33:40 AM Anddrix
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LoveItOrHateIt, never, in the history of the world, will there ever be another movie like ''Caligula''. And never, in the history of this website, will there ever be a movie more difficult than ''Caligula'' to describe.

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LoveItOrHateIt, never, Never, in the history of the world, will there ever be another movie like ''Caligula''. And never, in the history of this website, will there ever be a movie more difficult than ''Caligula'' to describe.
4th Jan '18 3:24:49 AM NogaiKhan
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* AdaptionDyeJob: Blonde-haired blue-eyed [=McDowell=] as Caligula, who we [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula#/media/File:Cropped_color_calligula.jpg know]] had brown hair and brown eyes.

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* AdaptionDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde-haired blue-eyed [=McDowell=] as Caligula, who we [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula#/media/File:Cropped_color_calligula.jpg know]] had brown hair and brown eyes.
4th Jan '18 3:24:27 AM NogaiKhan
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* AdaptionalDyeJob: Blonde-haired blue-eyed [=McDowell=] as Caligula, who we [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula#/media/File:Cropped_color_calligula.jpg know]] had brown hair and brown eyes.

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* AdaptionalDyeJob: AdaptionDyeJob: Blonde-haired blue-eyed [=McDowell=] as Caligula, who we [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula#/media/File:Cropped_color_calligula.jpg know]] had brown hair and brown eyes.
4th Jan '18 3:24:17 AM NogaiKhan
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* AdaptionalDyeJob: Blonde-haired blue-eyed [=McDowell=] as Caligula, who we [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula#/media/File:Cropped_color_calligula.jpg know]] had brown hair and brown eyes.
23rd Sep '17 6:29:05 PM Malady
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As the film entered post-production, Guccione took control of the film footage, fired Brass for running up huge costs (Guccione claims Brass shot enough film to "''make the original version of ''BenHur'' about 50 times over''"), casting actual criminals as Roman senators, and using what Guccione considered "''fat, ugly, and wrinkled old women''" in the sex scenes instead of his Penthouse Pets. (In actuality, the women weren't "ugly" or "old" at all, just not as beautiful as Guccione's models.) Guccione hired friend Giancarlo Lui to reedit the film. Lui was instructed to refashion the film into something more in keeping with what Vidal had first scripted, while delivering the sexual content demanded by Guccione; they shot and added hardcore scenes.

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As the film entered post-production, Guccione took control of the film footage, fired Brass for running up huge costs (Guccione claims Brass shot enough film to "''make the original version of ''BenHur'' ''Film/BenHur'' about 50 times over''"), casting actual criminals as Roman senators, and using what Guccione considered "''fat, ugly, and wrinkled old women''" in the sex scenes instead of his Penthouse Pets. (In actuality, the women weren't "ugly" or "old" at all, just not as beautiful as Guccione's models.) Guccione hired friend Giancarlo Lui to reedit the film. Lui was instructed to refashion the film into something more in keeping with what Vidal had first scripted, while delivering the sexual content demanded by Guccione; they shot and added hardcore scenes.
24th Aug '17 9:51:31 PM Scoutstr295
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* AGodAmI: Invoked in the BadassBoast cited below. Caligula also identifies himself as Jupiter at one point and later demands the Senate to deify him.
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