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Irving Stone's the Agony and the Ecstasy

Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; a Carol Reed production ; International Classics, Inc. ; screen story and screenplay by Philip Dunne ; directed by Carol Reed
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In this historical drama, when Pope Julius II commissions Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by the artistic and temperamental differences between the two men.
Director
Carol Reed
Performers
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi, Maxine Audley, Tomas Milian.
Release Date
1965
Run Time
138 min.
Language
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
Canadian home video rating: PG
Notes
  • Widescreen (2.20:1).
  • Based on the novel "The agony and the ecstasy" by Irving Stone.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
  • Title from opening credits.
  • Special features: Restoration comparison; Teaser; Trailer.
Variant Title
Agony and the ecstasy
Related Title
Container of (work): Agony and the ecstasy (Motion picture)
Container of (expression): Agony and the ecstasy (Motion picture). French.
Container of (expression): Agony and the ecstasy (Motion picture). Spanish.
Series
20th Century Fox Studio Classics
Studio Classic
Credits
Music composed and conducted by Alex North ; director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; art direction, Jack Martin Smith ; production designed by John DeCuir ; choral music composed and conducted by Franco Potenza ; film editor, Samuel E. Beetley ; set decorations, Dario Simoni ; costumes designed by Vittorio Nino Novarese ; orchestration, Alexander Courage.
Published
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
Publisher no.
2294946 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Region 1, NTSC; mono (English, Spanish), stereo (French) and 5.0 Dolby surround (English).
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