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SPARTACUS (1960)

“Right, so you’re snails and he’s more of a mussels guy. And neither of you likes whelks?” Stanley Kubrick, Laurence Olivier and Tony Curtis discuss one of the most controversial scenes in Spartacus – and Hays Code-era Hollywood. This old-school spectacular, replete with Thracian slaves, Silesian pirates and double-dealing Romans, smuggled some risqué cargo in its belly, not least in Marcus Licinius’s (Olivier) attempts to put his silky Latin moves on Curtis’s Antoninus. Of course, to the untrained ear they could be discussing an early version of Finding Nemo, but that’s not really what’s happening here. Subtext, see?
 

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American Werewolf wasn't a comedy it was a horror with elements of humour just like in real life More

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Bogart and Wilder 'eventually made up years later...' I doubt it - Bogart died in January 1957. I suppose it depends how you define 'years later'. More

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Mourn JFK in 1968! RFK surely? More

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