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BP211 Titus

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Episode 211: Titus

Released 12 January 2022

For this episode, we watched Titus, Julie Taymor’s 1999 adaptation of Shakesepeare’s play Titus Andronicus. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming and Colm Feore and it was not a box office success, earning less than $3m from its $18m budget. Nor was it a big success at the Academy Awards where it was nominated only for its costumes, where it lost to Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy. We also delve into the history of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark and the life and work of Anthony Hopkins.

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