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Fall of the Roman Empire, The

Epic chronicling of the last days of Marcus A (and not, y’know, *really* the fall of the Roman Empire at all), in the old school manner. Sophia Loren and Stephen ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Boyd are fairly rubbish, but behind them you’ve got Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, Omar Sharif and Andrew ‘Quatermass and the Pit’ Keir, so a decent Saturday afternoon’s wallow is assured.

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  1. Clio

    August 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Compare and contrast with Gladiator. Marcus Aurelius really did extend citizenship throughout the Roman Empire. Oddly enough, his allegedly berserk son Commodus continued this pleasantly multi-kulti happy-clappy policy. Something that Gibbon did not approve of in Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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