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Julius Caesar

Released 1953
Distributor MGM

One of Marlon Brando’s greatest performances. Joe Mankiewicz’s 1953 prestige MGM version of the classic is still one of the best film treatments of Shakespeare and saw a lot of 16mm classroom use during the 60s and 70s. It’s still a lot of fun seeing familiar character pros like John Hoyt and Douglas Dumbrille spouting dialogue by The Bard.

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About John Badham

John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors.   September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.