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martin goddard

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Spartacus
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:50:34 AM »
What is your opinion of this film.
You may have seen the original or the one with scenes restored?
The restored one put back a lot of important scenes that were withdrawn by the "censors".

A reminder. It is the Kirk Douglas original one.

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Re: Spartacus
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 10:43:46 PM »
Not sure I've seen a restored version. I very much enjoy the film and I'm not too bothered about historical accuracy. It's a great spectacle.

I think the Space revolt would make a good period to study  as a wargame using C&K.

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Re: Spartacus
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 07:37:17 AM »
surely and all time fave?! esp the restored version with the Larry Olivier(Crassus) scene  "Do you like snails or oysters?"


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Re: Spartacus
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 10:24:59 AM »
The censors tried to change it to "artichokes or turnips!"

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Re: Spartacus
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 06:16:26 PM »
Its Hollywood, where real history never gets in the way of a money making film.

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Re: Spartacus
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 08:30:06 AM »
Oh dear, I looked at the photo and thought: I donít remember Charlton Heston being in Spartacus. My dad took me to see it at the Birkenhead Gaumont when it first came out in the very early 60s and I thought it was brilliant then.