‘Cleopatra’ — Everything that could go wrong did go wrong

The spectacle is impressive, but the 1963 film’s troubles are just as evident

Elizabeth Taylor stars as the title character in the 1963 film “Cleopatra,” which was nominated for nine Academy Awards, although her performance was overlooked. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Todd Hill is a former journalist with 30 years of experience, much of it in film criticism, who misses neither journalism nor the film beat.

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