History Film / Caligula

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.
24th Aug '17 9:49:39 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.
24th Aug '17 8:38:25 PM Scoutstr295
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It all began with Creator/GoreVidal writing a screenplay about the life of the infamous Roman Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, based on an unproduced television mini-series by Roberto Rossellini. Though Vidal and Franco Rossellini (Roberto's nephew) originally only intended for it to be a modestly-budgeted historical drama; when they couldn't obtain funding they went to none other than the founder of ''Penthouse Magazine'' Bob Guccione. And it's actually not his first film, either. Previously, Guccione produced ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Yes, really.

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It all began with Creator/GoreVidal writing a screenplay about the life of the infamous Roman Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, based on an unproduced television mini-series by Roberto Rossellini. Though Vidal and Franco Rossellini (Roberto's nephew) originally only intended for it to be a modestly-budgeted historical drama; when they couldn't obtain funding they went to none other than the founder of ''Penthouse Magazine'' ''Penthouse'' magazine, Bob Guccione. And it's actually not his first film, either. Previously, Guccione produced ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Yes, really.
15th Aug '17 8:35:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The scene where Tiberius refers to the sex slaves in his bath as his "little fishies". Most viewers would think it's just another one of those over the top sexploitation scenes put in to shock audiences. In actual fact most historians will tell you he did have something like that, and they were mostly [[ShotaCon little boys]]. So this is one case where the movie actually ''toned it down'' from the real thing.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The scene where Tiberius refers to the sex slaves in his bath as his "little fishies". Most viewers would think it's just another one of those over the top sexploitation scenes put in to shock audiences. In actual fact most historians will tell you he did have something like that, and they were mostly [[ShotaCon [[PaedoHunt little boys]]. So this is one case where the movie actually ''toned it down'' from the real thing.
28th Jun '17 7:43:37 AM erforce
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By the time the principal photography on ''Caligula'' had completed, Vidal (having a previous issue with his involvement in the infamous ''Myra Breckinridge'') was concerned about being associated with such an out-of-control production. Fearing the film would turn out incoherent, Vidal distanced himself from the project. Of Vidal, Brass concluded, "''If I ever really get mad at Gore Vidal, I'll publish his script.''" (An early draft is included as an extra on the Imperial Edition DVD release.)

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By the time the principal photography on ''Caligula'' had completed, Vidal (having a previous issue with his involvement in the infamous ''Myra Breckinridge'') ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'') was concerned about being associated with such an out-of-control production. Fearing the film would turn out incoherent, Vidal distanced himself from the project. Of Vidal, Brass concluded, "''If I ever really get mad at Gore Vidal, I'll publish his script.''" (An early draft is included as an extra on the Imperial Edition DVD release.)
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