Perhaps many not accepted to Heston as total author, and this despite the splendid picture, the wonderful soundtrack of John Scott (who replaced the initially predicted Augusto Alguero) admired today by all experts and the excellent interpretation of the own protagonist, well seconded by Spanish actors, with Carmen Sevilla ahead in the role of Octavia, the wife of Mark Antony. In Great Britain it garnered more weighted reviews and in Japan had a good success, but the final outcome proved exhausting and even today the film expected a well-deserved vindication. The most acute criticism Hildegarde Neil received it for his portrayal of Cleopatra, Heston suggested account than an American Distributor once finished shooting repeating all the scenes of the Queen of Egypt with another actress in character. But although Neil, South African actress who had played Lady Macbeth in the tables It does not have the charisma of Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh, or Elizabeth Taylor (the previous Cleopatra in film) is a great actress and a very seductive woman. Mark Antony and Cleopatra, referred to today is a film of great plastic beauty and huge dramatic force.
A feeling of fatalism and tragedy – tinged with romanticism caress each and every one of her scenes. Moreover the Mise en scene is specifically film without minor theatrical ballast. Seldom has captured the essence of love in this beautiful movie, misunderstood and that should even be discovered by new generations. Charlton Heston, on the other hand, offers an extraordinary interpretation of Mark Antony, in fact some of their favorite characters. The film has a Spanish Edition on DVD, not in vain is a Spanish production of Izaro Films, but now Fraser Heston and Agammenon (the producer of the Heston family) after acquiring rights have restored the work and are planning its worldwide release with a new copy that returns splendor to Mark Antony and Cleopatra. No doubt a optimal occasion to discover it. And waiting for your arrival do not miss the Edition for collectors (Miriam Collection.
Genius Product. Weinstein) of the legendary El Cid by Anthony Mann, with Heston and Sofia Loren. A restored copy, graphic documentation of the first order, interviews with the protagonists and feedback from Martin Scorsese, the man who has led to the recovery of this epic film, an absolute classic work master.