Caesar:Who is it in the press that calls on me?I hear a tongue shriller than all the musicCry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.Soothsayer:Beware the ides of March.Caesar:What man is that?Brutus:A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Some accused Marlon Brando as butchering Julius Caesar (1953).
Instead of slaughtering Shakespeare, George Clooney's "The Ides of March" (2011) is a a sharper contemporary reminder about political assassinations and machinations for a Washington wonk.
[This post originally ran on 03/15/2013]