Show Business: Will the Real Caligula Stand Up?

Gore Vidal has not been so angry since his famed TV screaming bout with William F. Buckley Jr. The movie that finished shooting last week in Rome, he says, is "easily one of the worst films ever made." But then Vidal qualifies his indictment. The film does have some distinction after all: "It is not just another bad movie. It is a joke movie." What is the name of this silly film? Why Gore Vidal's Caligula, of course. Despite the exploitation of Vidal's money-coining name, it has little to do with Vidal—and even less...

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