skip navigation
The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy(1965)

Contribute

FOR The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) YOU CAN

UPLOAD AN IMAGE SUBMIT A VIDEO OR MOVIE CLIP ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WRITE YOUR OWN REVIEW

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo fights censorship... MORE > $5.45 Regularly $9.98 Buy Now

OVERVIEW

powered by AFI

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo fights censorship... MORE > $5.45
Regularly $9.98
buy now

Brief Synopsis

Michelangelo fights censorship and an autocratic pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Cast & Crew

Carol Reed Director
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
Venantino Venantini Paris de Grassis
John Stacy Sangallo
Fausto Tozzi Foreman
Tomas Milian Raphael
Leon Shamroy Director of Photography
SEE ALL CAST AND CREW

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 7 Oct 1965
Release Date:  1965 Production Date:  [Todd-AO]
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints), Mono (35 mm prints) Production Co:  International Classics
Duration(mins):  140 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE RATING

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE REVIEW:

User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • Surpassing Quality and Taste

    Rusty 2016-03-23

    Even at age ten I knew this film had something great to offer, and with each viewing it delivers more. The lighting of Heston atop the scaffolding; the... MORE>

  • agony/ecstasy

    kevin sellers 2016-03-14

    It's fitting that "agony" comes first in the title, because it is truly painful to witness the declension of a great director, Carol Reed,... MORE>

  • Epic Setting

    Jan D 2016-03-07

    I am amazed by the set, how it was transformed from a plain deteriorating ceiling to becoming cloaked by Michelangelo's masterful brush. I don't... MORE>