This epic disaster movie slash romance became the highest grossing movie all time and won all the Oscars. But what do we think 23 years later?
I was floored by this Italian epic about the fall of the aristocracy, written by a prince and directed by a Marxist, starring, of all people, Burt Lancaster.
It’s well over three hours, is super racist, and features a very unlikable heroine. It’s also maybe the single biggest hit of all time.
As epics of Roman battles go, Spartacus is the thinking-man’s version. It also helped break the Hollywood Blacklist.
Maybe the most epic epic ever made, about a weird guy in the desert.