has a nice post about the season premiere of Rome
. How do you write the episode where Marc Antony has to come to bury Caesar, not to praise him?
I'm guessing they chose to cut the scene for budget reasons. (all the extras in the crowd).
I loved the Roman Tony Soprano harping on about "tradition".
For a show that doesn't show the battles or most of the action it is edge of the seat drama.
They've got lots of crowd scenes. (And crowd scenes are all CGI these days anyway.) No, I think they cut the scene because no one wanted to write a speech that would be compared with the most famous oration in the history of the English language.
Oh yeah. I remember thinking how brilliant that was when I saw it. Before they buried Cesar I was curious as to how they were going to handle that. The result was original and perfect.
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