The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Michelangelo

In the Agony and the Ecstasy we find one of the greatest of introductions in cinema productions, a tour of the past and the magnificent work of Michelangelo.

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Time: 1506

Period: Renaissance

Place: Rome

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Notable Characters: Michelangelo and Pope Julius II

Movie Details

Film Director: Carol Reed

MPAA Rating: NR

Length: 138 Minutes

Genres:
The Renaissance
Drama
Biographies
Classics

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi, Maxine Audley, Tomas Milian

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The narrator walks us from the time of his birth in 1475 to the time of his death in 1564, detailing the greatest of his achievements.

Starting with the Madonna of the stairs, which he finished when he was but 15 years of age. Simply amazing.

How can a director in a movie, or we in a few paragraphs, summarize this genius' life and talent?

So the decision was made to focus on the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican and on the kind of man that it took to paint it.

Carol Reed, working in perfect harmony with Charlton Heston created a masterpiece of their own.

A clear portrayal of a mind that's never at rest, but in beautiful and continuous search for perfect depictions of the human experience and our relationship with the Creator, a never-ending endeavor we call ART.

    Always thinking,

    always creating,

    always scupting,

    Scarcely, if at all, painting..

    And yet, here's the story of the the greatest of frescoes, the masterpiece of a sculptor who did not want to paint..

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Painting, carving, chipping away. If the mind can conceive it the man can achieve it, that is the fiber of the genius.

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This timeless classic is an inspiring story for all ages.

I planned a ceiling, he plans a miracle.

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