Saturday 4 February 2012

I Claudius - Reign Of Terror (Department Of Sounds Familiar)

There is much to be learned from Robert Graves' I Claudius. Who the States deems too stupid and insufficiently polished to pay attention to. What kind of self serving psychopaths it elevates to the highest positions, and most telling is how ambition serves to bring the edifice down as it crumbles under the weight of its own absurdity.

The reign of terror and war on terror cannot exist without each other. But in the end they destroy each other.

John Hurt as Caligula is in a league of his own. So dark and sinister he's mesmerizing. A truly Kali Yuga figure.