Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rome (2005)

Thanks to NU's Classics Club, I saw the first two episodes of the mini-series Rome. I was impressed the minute the initial credits came on, which made me think that this is surely the era when animators rule the screen. As a whole it was perhaps the best recreation of ancient scenes I can remember, though the early-70s Three Musketeers and Four Musketeers were comparable, and the recently-seen Joseph Andrews and The Duellists are comparable.

Image: Polly Walker playing Atia of the Julii, the mother of the emperor Augustus.

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Blogger Ancarett said...

Mike and I just love this series (in fact, we were rewatching an episode from season two tonight just before I caught up with your blog). It really works hard to get the feel of the period right and doesn't devote itself to butchering the history needlessly.

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