Caligula Italian : Caligola is a erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccionethe magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic film with a feature film narrative and high production values.
Good looking Italian actor Donato Placido has had a long and varied career in the entertainment industry. His most famous movie is likely the kinky, intense Caligulabut over the years he has starred in over 20 other TV shows and movies. It seems like Donato will often take several years off between projects.
Some criticise the weird cutting, arbitrary camera movement, exorbitantly shot porn scenes and vast excesses of Caligula. Others admire the acting, for example McDowell, the deep going characterization of Caligula and the brilliant sets. The development of the movie was delayed through various fights between scriptwriter Gore Vidal and director Tinto Brass with Bob Guccione and dissociated with the production as many actors also did.
Before Sophia Loren. Screen writer Gore Vidal wanted to show the orgy of power. Director Tinto Brass wanted to show the power of the orgy.
In honor of Emer, I dedicate this entire month to doing movies that he either mentioned or covered on his amazing web series. Some of his best hits and misses will be featured this month. W: ……Caligula.
Dear Studios, Rome, August the 5th A violent, sexual extravaganza produced on a scale never before imagined. Bob Guccione: "This is paganography.
Never, in the history of the world, will there ever be another movie like Caligula. And never, in the history of this website, will there ever be a movie more difficult than Caligula to describe. It all began with Gore Vidal writing a screenplay about the life of the infamous Roman Emperor Caligulabased on an unproduced television mini-series by Roberto Rossellini.
I always figured that when people said that there was forty minutes of hard-core porno in this movie, they must've been exaggerating. Would John Gielgud be in a movie with forty minutes of hard-core porno in it? Hah - now I know better.