You know, It's funny. The first time I watched this, I wasn't aware that you (Brad) were the "real" guy and were separate from the "character" of the Snob. I amdit that it took me a little while to understand that concept. But now that I am fully aware of the difference between you and him, it's even better to watch and enjoy your content.
Also, like I said on the original board, I rented this from the Movie Gallery that I would eventually work at in 2002. And it was in the porn section of DVDs. I had read Roger's zero star review a few years before and I just had to see it for myself. I will say that it's.....OK. Not one of my favorites, but also not on my list of the worst I've ever seen. I just don't get that worked up over this one. And it's cool that this is your favorite movie, I have no problem with that.
And once again, I shall say what I have said to you many times before. Carry on, good sir!
It’s clear to me that this episode took a lot of guts, talent, and strength in order to make.
Usually critics, on their hundredth episodes, do two things. They either take it easy and give their audience an easy go lucky review “Just so they can take it easy for once and have some fun.” While other critics go for an elaborate “super episode” and put 10 times more work. You decided to use use this episode to challenge yourself, and I think that’s really creative.
Oh also if the history channel serves me correctly, Caligula actually started out as a nice guy, but one day he was overtaken by a terrible sickness. He was incapacitated for several months and one of his military leaders decided to take over the throne in his absence. Then… the unexpected happened, Caligula rose from his sickness only to find that his military leader had taken control of Rome in his absence without his permission, this pissed Caligula off so much that he decided to murder said military leader, and then take his anger out on the poor, how did he do so? Well… as the stories go, Caligula went to the palace balcony, and threw coins out onto the poor citizens below, the balcony was so high up that the coins actually fractured the skulls of the poor, most of those who were not pelted to death with the money were executed by guards after attempting to escape. Later, Caligula adopted strange obsessions, which is what I’m sure this movie accurately covers with no doubt.
Hey Brad. I don't know if you've heard about this, but there's a guy who's been trying to get an official director's cut of Caligula produced and released. He's a filmmaker who wrote his graduation thesis on the film, and he reconstructed the movie using every bit of footage that's ever been released to try and make essentially what Tinto Brass wanted it to be. You can hear more about this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbEUwNROrMQ I guess the only question is will it still be your favorite film if it's re-edited the way it was supposed to be originally. :) Anyway, just thought I'd post this in case you hadn't heard about it before.
Hello Brad, could you tell me what's playing when your changing in the bathroom, that's a flipping sweet tune. By the way, I love your work, your humor, your style, your cat and the fucking Bad-ass mother fucker that you are! Take care and don't stop believing, I sure wont. p.s. can't wait til Shot on shitteo!!!
The song is from the Caligula soundtrack. It is called "We Are One" by Lydia
Sure as hell glad they didn't go all 'historically accurate' on those 'little fishes'...... since they were reported to be very young boys taught to dive under and nip at Tiberius' genitalia while he was swimming in the pool.
In general, no Ancient Rome or Greece movie is historically accurate, because historically accurate films to those times are what we call child porn.
My first Snob review I ever watched,
And only the SECOND person I've ever known who has seen Caligula.
My excitement that this was getting reviewed- was the gateway to discovering you, and what a tremendous start.
This is going to sound stupid, and I should really know better based on the massive fan that I am- but is Caligula the Snob characters favorite movie, or yours Brad Jones? I'm pretty certain it's yours but you play the character so well lol...I get confused. That's damn fine acting sir
Brad has stated that it's his favourite. Since the Snob is based off of pretentious film critics, I doubt it would be the Snob's. The Snob's favourite would more likely be something like Citizen Kane or Last Year at Marienbad or Rashomon or something like that.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.