Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Fall of the Roman Empire

“In all the talk did this topic, death, slip your mind, or did you know deep down that your wisdom could be helpless before this mystery of mysteries?” — Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius considers death — Alec Guinness in Anthony Mann’s sword and sandal epic, which, years later, would become the template for the more popular action oriented, Gladiator, The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

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