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The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy(1965)

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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
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 7 Oct 1965
Release Date:  1965 Production Date:  [Todd-AO]
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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    

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  • The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Michael Whitty 2016-01-17

    From 1508-1512 Michelangelo Buonarotti, "a sculptor not a painter", painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome under the... MORE>

  • Maturity matters

    Alice 2014-04-05

    I saw this film when it first came out and looked forward to seeing it again after so many years. Even though I was an adult when this film first came out,... MORE>

  • Wonderful movie

    Jean Michael 2013-11-18

    If you feel that this movie is boring, then you must have the mind of someone who needs action to keep them interested. This movie is extremely factual and... MORE>