The Fall of the Roman Empire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Christopher Plummer, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Mel Ferrer, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Finlay Currie

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This is the plot "Gladiator" ripped off. As Emperor Marcus Aurelius Ceasar and his top general battle the Germans, The Emperor decides to make the general (who happens to be a friend to his son, Commodus, and lover to his daughter, Lucilla) his heir. The Emperor is murdered and Commodus becomes Ceaser, and proceedes to turn the glory of Rome into a decadent party. The efforts of the general and Lucilla to keep Marcus Aurelius' dream of a noble and republican Rome are contiually thwarted by Commodus, who sends the general to Germany and marries Lucilla to Omar Sharif (a foreign prince). It all ends up with massive battle scenes, dancing in the streets of Rome, burning martyrs, and a mano-a-mano between the general and Commodus.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   ancient rome Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   deposing an evil leader War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   military    -   diplomatic Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   politicians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Germany Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   fort/military installation    -   building    -   castle    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   flamed    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   None

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