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The Agony and the Ecstasy

  • Directed By: Carol Reed

Synopsis: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

Cast
Charlton Heston

Michelangelo

Rex Harrison

Pope Julius II

Diane Cilento

Contessina de'Medici

Harry Andrews

Bramante

Alberto Lupo

Duke of Urbino

Adolfo Celi

Giovanni de' Medici

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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
International Classics
Release Date: Oct 6th, 1965
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