Caligula Movie Review Summary

Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren

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Caligula, the possibly highest budget porn movie of all time, stars Malcolm McDowell in the title role, doing a brave job as the crazed, sex-obsessed, self proclaimed person. This is the story of Caligula's accession to the throne of Rome, and his licentious (to put it extremely mildly) habits once he achieved absolute power. The supporting cast can boast some acclaimed actors, such as John Gielgud and Peter O'Toole, who no doubt they were engaging in serious drama, and manage to be diplomatically killed off early in the piece, thereby salvaging a little dignity. Notable scenes include the one in which Caligula conquers the papyrus, and the scene featuring rotating scythe-like blades which cut off the heads of people buied up to their necks in the ground.
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Caligula(Malcolm McDowell) is a young boy in ancient Rome. He grows hungry for power and eventually kills the current emperor and takes the thrown. He is a ruthless, cold, and cruel leader. The film depicts the rise and fall of this real emperor.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   ancient rome Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   deposing an evil leader Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   incest    -   rape    -   molestation    -   adultery    -   necrophilia (sexing the dead!)    -   bestiality    -   lesbians Criminal enemy is...    -   politicians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Full Frontal Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Physically Ill    -   Mentally Ill    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   rude people Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   building    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   diced    -   impaled    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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