Thursday, July 23, 2020

By the Gods!

Richard Burton as Alexander in ALEXANDER THE GREAT (1956)

For some reason, this movie on the legendary life of the Greek leader draws vastly different views. It's sorta polarizing. Some people hate it. Personally, I like it. It's aloof (like many movies back then) but the production is excellent, the cast is excellent, the look of the movie is very good. But the episodic screenplay is sorta flat. So much to cover in so little time. Will there ever be a film or TV series that will do justice to it? With the current political correct/cancel culture/ anti-Western culture hysteria going on at the moment, would people watch something based on a conqueror?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to director Robert Rossen the movie was heavily cut by United Artists prior to release which accounts for the episodic structure and rushed quality of it.