Episode 14 – Cleopatra (1963) with Jeremy Swist and Nicole Becklinger

We get into classic Hollywood’s take on Egypt’s most (in)famous queen with the help of Heavy Metal Classicist Jeremy Swist and pharaonic expert Nikki Becklinger. How do modern visions of Cleopatra depart or align with the historical ruler? What is the significance of Cleopatra then and now? How much did it cost to make this movie? Answer on that: a lot. Our real consensus though is that the face of ancient women should be more than Cleopatra. We stan for the Hatshepsut movie!

Links to the articles we mention on modern depictions of Cleopatra and the Black Athena debates in the field:

Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Episode 14 - Cleopatra (1963) with Jeremy Swist and Nicole Becklinger
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