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Timeless Films: Cleopatra (1963)

Cleopatra achieved notoriety during its production for its massive cost overruns and production troubles, which included a change of filming locale, sets that had to be constructed twice, mid-production changes in director and cast, lack of a firm shooting script, and personal scandal around its co-stars. Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the most expensive films ever made.

The film nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox, though the studio would be rescued from bankruptcy, and have both its prestige and legacy restored, two years later with the release of the highly popular and acclaimed movie musical The Sound of Music. Cleopatra later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture (which it lost to Tom Jones).


Watch: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is the collective title of three films written and directed by Ned Benson. The films star Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and is Benson’s first feature film project. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is broken into three films, Him, Her and Them. Him and Her were screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as a “work in progress”. Them premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Them will premiere in the US on September 26, 2014, while Him and Her will be released about a month after in select art house cinemas.