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Caligula est un film Britannique de genre Drame réalisé par Tinto Brass sorti en France le 2 juillet 1980 avec Malcolm McDowell

Caligula (1979)

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Caligula

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook At the insistence of the senate and the people of Rome, I accept humbly the highest office of our great republic.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I am interested in all that is Rome, even down to the length of a toga.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I am Rome. Wherever I am, Rome is, and there is the senate and the people of Rome.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook If only all Rome had just one neck!

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook You see how I have exhausted myself to make your wedding holy. My blessings to you both.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook As if there ever could be an antidote against Caesar!

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man, and therefore I am a god.

Ennia

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Now you are a man, Caligula. What are you going to do? You must be the master of your own destiny. Take it with both hands.

Tiberius

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I am nursing a viper in Rome's bosom.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Every senator believes himself to be a potential Caesar. Therefore every senator is guilty of treason, in thought if not in deed. The senate is the natural enemy of any Caesar, "Little Boots". They offer to prove any law I made before I made it. I said: 'What if I go mad? What then?' No answer. They were born to be slaves.

Dialogue

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Tiberius: Serve the state, Caligula, although the people in it are wicked beasts.
Caligula: But they love you, lord.
Tiberius: No, they fear me, and that is much better. I have no choice, you see. No choice.
Caligula: No choice?
Tiberius: All I wanted was private life. I did not truly want to become emperor, but I had to.
Caligula: Had to?
Tiberius: If someone else had become emperor, I would have been killed, as you will be.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Tiberius: You must not go, you must not leave me. You're my friend, my only friend.
Nerva: I have lived too long, Tiberius, and I hate my life.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Caligula: Did you see their faces when I told them they had to swear not only to me, but to you?
Drusilla: They were appalled.
Caligula: I do hope so!

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Caligula: I'm going to marry you.
Drusilla: You can't. We're not Egyptians.
Caligula: I know. We are much more beautiful.
Drusilla: Rome is not Egypt, and stop looking at yourself like that.
Caligula: Let's go to Egypt then.
Drusilla: You are a fool.
Caligula: Caesar cannot be a fool.
Drusilla: But he's trying very hard.
Caligula: Caesar cannot be a fool!
Drusilla: "Little Boots", they'll throw you in the Tiber if you attempt to move the government. So, you're going to marry a respectable Roman lady of the senatorial class.
Caligula: No, I'm not.
Drusilla: Yes, you are! You've got to have an heir.
Caligula: Who will kill me when he grows up!

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Caligula: I've told Caesonia that I would marry her
Drusilla: Don't...
Caligula: But only after she has borne me a son.
Drusilla: How will you ever know its yours?
Caligula: Don't worry. I've got her very well guarded.
Drusilla: Then you can be sure one of the guards will be the father.
Caligula: No, they're all homosexuals who've been castrated.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Caligula: I want your honest advice. Should I make myself king of Rome?
Claudius: King? Well... But this is a republic, isn't it?
Caligula: Very well, then. I shall make myself king of the republic.
Longinus: But you're already greater than any king, Caesar.
Caligula: I am a god, or at least I will be when I'm dead.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Caesonia: They hate you now.
Caligula: Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.
Caesonia: They are senators and consuls. They are important men.
Caligula: So important that they approve all I do? They must be mad. I don't know what else to do to provoke them.

Quotes about Caligula

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook The fact that we have used celebrated movie personalities to make a film with sexually explicit passages is probably the source of the controversy. People talk about the violence, of course, but it's easier and more sophisticated to say that you're shocked by the violence rather than the sex.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I promised that Caligula would fundamentally change the theatergoing public's perception of motion pictures. I said that it would foment changes within the industry itself. I really shot my mouth off, but I meant every word of it, and I still do.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I made Caligula for the masses, not for a few self-appointed elitists. Besides, every time I read a lousy review I wanted the pleasure of knowing it cost the author $7.50 to write it.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook [We] had to remove a lot of the material that Gore had originally written into the script, so the film is now somewhat more sensual than the original version. In fact, just to give you one example, in the beginning - other than between Caligula and his sister, Drusilla - there were practically no heterosexual scenes at all. Every sex scene Vidal wrote was homosexual in content.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I never intended to involve myself, certainly not in the actual shooting, until I saw the way Brass had mishandled and brutalized the film's sexuality. No matter what instructions I gave him, no matter how many times we discussed a scene and agreed on its interpretation, Brass would go out of his way to do the opposite. When I was in Rome and present at the studio, he would work within the parameters we had originally agreed. The minute I left Rome or even turned my back, he would go thundering off on his own.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Let me tell you how ridiculous it got. When it came to casting certain senators and noblemen, [Brass] would deliberately recruit them from a pool of ex-convicts, thieves, and political anarchists that he happened to keep in touch with. That was his sense of humor.
Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Bob Guccione, as quoted in "Bob Guccione Caligula Interview from Penthouse May 1980". Penthouse: 112–118, 146–115.

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook The Roman Empire, like any other empire, was made up purely of bureaucrats, the army, the priests and everything else, and he systematically goes from one institution to the other, trying to provoke them and trying to get an action out of them, and this is why in our view the misconception is that Caligula was completely mad... Anyway, he tries to destroy the institutions. Of course, naturally, he never fails. I mean, he does fail, simply because it's impossible to destroy a burocracy, and I think that is a very relevant point for modern-day audiences.
Malcolm McDowell, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Malcolm McDowell, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I've always been interested in the Roman Empire, since after all like so many of us I'm a child of the American Empire, and empires tend to be more like one another than different from one another. In a sense, we're looking in a mirror, and we're seeing not just an emperor 2000 years dead, but we see ourselves.
Gore Vidal, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Gore Vidal, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook I think there is a Caligula in everybody, which after all was a pretty normal average young man, put in an abnormal and extraordinary situation, and I think that if I can communicate to an audience that in this monster there is something that is present in all of us, but for one reason or another, generally for lack of opportunity or some ethical sense stops us, therefore we are not in action Caligula. But I'm trying to go to something much deeper, which is in our dreams we are Caligula, and what, after all, is a film, what is celluloid but dreams made into a kind of shadow of reality?
Gore Vidal, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

Facebook Partager la citation sur facebook Gore Vidal, as quoted in A Documentary on the Making of Gore Vidal's Caligula [documentary] (1981), Cinemedia West Corporation

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