Monday, 9 January 2006

Look who's turned up in Las Vegas

I have added one more to my list of film quotes which have given me pleasure.
A few days before Christmas I was enjoying a lunchtime G&T, as is my wont, and the TV happened to be on. Suddenly, there was Elizabeth Cleopatra Taylor, clad in 24-carat gold, preceded by huge squads of dancers, musicians, shamans and assorted horsemen, seated fifty feet up between the paws of a sphinx being dragged along by several hundred slaves keeping perfect step, while Rex Caesar Harrison, strongly got up in purple but looking slightly bemused—as well he might—awaited her. Richard Antony Burton leans over and imparts:
"Nothing like this has entered Rome since Romulus and Remus."

He sure spoke a mouthful there.

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