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The fall of the Roman Empire [videorecording] / Samuel Bronston presents
DVDs DVDs | Distributed by Genius Products | c2008 | Two-disc deluxe ed. ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD F pt.1-2 DRAMA)
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Imprint
[New York, NY] : Weinstein Company ; Santa Monica : Distributed by Genius Products, c2008.
Edition
Two-disc deluxe ed. ; widescreen version.
Descript
2 videodiscs (185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
Miriam collection
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Note
In English, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Cast
Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, John Ireland, Mel Ferrer, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle.
Credits
Screenplay, Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan ; producer, Samuel Bronston ; director, Anthony Mann ; director of photography, Robert Krasker ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
First half of film plays on disc 1, film is continued on disc 2.
Awards
Golden Globes, USA, 1965: Golden Globe - Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities.
Contents
Disc 1. Fall of the Roman Empire [pt. 1]; special features -- disc. 2. Fall of the Roman Empire [pt. 2]; special features.
Note
Special features: Disc 1: Feature commentary with Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); Rome in Madrid: 1964 promotional film; original theatrical trailer; filmographies; still gallery ; Disc 2: "The rise and fall of an epic production:" the making of the film; "The rise and fall of an empire:" an historical look at the real Roman Empire; Hollywood vs. History: an historical analysis; Dimitri Tiomkin: scoring the Roman Empire ; About this film.
Local Note
MW, 7-08
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Alt Title
Fall of the Roman Empire (Motion picture)
ISBN
1594447365
9781594447365
ISBN/ISSN
796019803977
Music #
80397 Weinstein Company
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