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Movie-A-Day #224: Cleopatra (1912).

August 12, 2011

Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile (and possibly the Queen of Denial, we’ll never know) let the asp do its dirty work and died on this day in 30 B.C.E. She’s been portrayed on film a lot, and the Liz Taylor version is especially popular, but let’s go off the beaten path a little bit and recommend Helen Gardner’s 1912 version instead. It makes for fascinating viewing.

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