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Old October 15 2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

I just couldn't resist the opportunity to start a thread titled "James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!"

Okay I guess there should be some semblance of content. Angelina Jolie is interested in starring.

I won't even bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in 3D.

Stacy Schiff's biography peels away the layers to reveal the true Cleopatra, a much more interesting woman than the Hollywood version, and, as it turns out, a formidable queen after all, according to reviews....

Schiff herself has said about Jolie as Cleoptra, "physically, she's the perfect look, and is hoping for Brad Pitt to play Mark Antony (just as Liz Taylor's then lover, Richard Burton, did in the 1963 epic). "
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Old October 15 2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Sounds awful and awesome.
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Old October 15 2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Cleopatra's reign did include numerous battles, so there's your 3d content pretty much.


As for Jolie, one thing that historical dramas never seem to get right is that Cleopatra was actually not that attractive or exotic.
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Old October 15 2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Frankenvorta wrote: View Post
I won't even bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in 3D.
Do you bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in color? Or why it needs 7.1 surround sound?

Whofan wrote: View Post
As for Jolie, one thing that historical dramas never seem to get right is that Cleopatra was actually not that attractive or exotic.
So it seems this time they get it right.


But James Cameron directing a movie that he didn't write the script for sounds rather unusual.
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Old October 15 2010, 02:09 PM   #5
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

I could picture this as a 3D spectacle:
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Old October 15 2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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Yep, it's a big movie, lots of scenery - no reason that it shouldn't be in 3D.

If Cameron directs it, I'm there. Otherwise...maybe.
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Old October 15 2010, 03:44 PM   #7
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

One problem being Jolie is NOT 19 years old, which is Cleo's age when she met Caesar, although she is almost the age Cleo was when she died (Jolie 35, Cleo 39).
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Old October 15 2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

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One problem being Jolie is NOT 19 years old, which is Cleo's age when she met Caesar, although she is almost the age Cleo was when she died (Jolie 35, Cleo 39).
Well, that goes for every movie set in ancient times. Actors are always too old. And they have perfect teeth. Have bodybuilder muscles. Are perfectly clean like they showered two times a day. And women have their legs shaved.
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Old October 15 2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

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Well, that goes for every movie set in ancient times. Actors are always too old. And they have perfect teeth. Have bodybuilder muscles. Are perfectly clean like they showered two times a day. And women have their legs shaved.
As far as having their legs shaved, that would be accurate for Ancient Egypt where total removal of body hair was customary.
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Old October 15 2010, 05:16 PM   #10
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Frankenvorta wrote: View Post
I won't even bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in 3D.
Do you bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in color? Or why it needs 7.1 surround sound?

Whofan wrote: View Post
As for Jolie, one thing that historical dramas never seem to get right is that Cleopatra was actually not that attractive or exotic.
So it seems this time they get it right.


But James Cameron directing a movie that he didn't write the script for sounds rather unusual.

Angelina Jolie is stunningly beautiful....
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Old October 15 2010, 05:19 PM   #11
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

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I won't even bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in 3D.
Are you kidding? Finally, we get to see her nose as Caesar did. That's your 3D need, right there!
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Old October 15 2010, 07:27 PM   #12
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Been there, Rome'd that.
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Old October 15 2010, 08:32 PM   #13
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Dear Hollywood:

Ahem.

STOP IT WITH THE 3D!!!

Respectfully, Everyone
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Old October 16 2010, 02:34 AM   #14
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Do you bother asking why a story about Cleopatra needs to be in color? Or why it needs 7.1 surround sound?
I'm perfectly happy with 7.0 surround sound. And shockingly enough, there are all sorts of great movies in b/w - even big, blowsy epics!

Yep, it's a big movie, lots of scenery - no reason that it shouldn't be in 3D.
No reason that it should, either. All this 3D crap is mindless.

Avatar was a good movie for 3D because a) the visuals were incredible to begin with and b) the rest of the movie was considerably less than incredible. When you're forcing the visuals to make up for everything else, sure, go for 3D. But to use 3D right outta the gate makes me wonder whether anyone has faith in old-fashioned stuff like writing and acting that 3D will do nothing for.

Are you kidding? Finally, we get to see her nose as Caesar did. That's your 3D need, right there!
Finally, someone came up with a valid answer! Maybe this will be the Asterix & Obelix version.
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Old October 16 2010, 04:27 PM   #15
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Re: James Cameron's Cleopatra in 3D!

Cant you imagine Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra dressed in a gauzy white dress, backlit so you can almost make out her breasts and nipples through the material and in glorious 3D.
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