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1979 film by Tinto Brass
|Released||1979 (43 years, 9 months ago)|
|Genre||exploitation film, Porno, erotic film, biographical film, drama film and LGBT-related film|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom, United States of America and Italy|
|Screenwriter||Gore Vidal, Masolino D'Amico, Bob Guccione, Malcolm McDowell and Tinto Brass|
|Producer||Bob Guccione and Franco Rossellini|
Caligula: The Most Controversial Film of All Time
In 1979, director Tinto Brass and producer Bob Guccione released Caligula, a historical drama that depicted the life of the infamous Roman emperor. The film starred Malcolm McDowell as Caligula, and featured an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud.
However, Caligula was not your typical historical drama. The film was filled with explicit sex scenes, graphic violence, and disturbing imagery. It was also notorious for its troubled production, with rumors of on-set conflicts and Guccione's interference in the editing process.
Despite the controversy, Caligula was a financial success, grossing over $23 million worldwide. However, it was widely panned by critics, with Roger Ebert calling it "sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash."
Today, Caligula is remembered as one of the most controversial films of all time. It has been banned in several countries, and remains a cult classic among fans of exploitation cinema.
- Ebert, Roger. "Caligula." RogerEbert.com, 1980.
- Kermode, Mark. "Caligula: The Most Controversial Film in History?" The Guardian, 2018.
- Murray, Noel. "Caligula: The Rise and Fall of the Most Controversial Film in History." The A.V. Club, 2015.
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