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Spartacus

Author: Stanley KubrickEdward Lewis, (Motion picture producer)Dalton TrumboKirk DouglasLaurence OlivierAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001]
Series: Criterion collection, 105.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Historical films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: Spartacus; Howard Fast; Howard Fast; Spartacus
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Kubrick; Edward Lewis, (Motion picture producer); Dalton Trumbo; Kirk Douglas; Laurence Olivier; Jean Simmons; Charles Laughton; Peter Ustinov; John Gavin; Tony Curtis; Howard Fast; Universal Pictures (Firm),; Bryna Productions, Inc.,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 1559409150 9781559409155
OCLC Number: 46877063
Language Note: In English; optional English SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing).
Notes: Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1960.
Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass; optional audio commentary and scene analysis from the notes of Dalton Trumbo as read by Michael McConnohie; additional Alex North score compositions and notes; restoration demonstration (3 min.).
Special features (disc 2): Deleted scenes and script text (8 min.); behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage (5 min.); "Spartacus via newsreel" footage (5 min.); Jean Simmons promotional tv interview (4 min.); Peter Ustinov promotional tv interview (3 min.); 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov (25 min.); "The Hollywood ten" documentary (1950, 15 min.); "Spartacus and the blacklist" historical notes; "Dalton Trumbo" biographical notes; "American Legion letter" text protesting the film; "MPAA responds" text of MPAA script review; "Saul Bass storyboards" gallery; production stills gallery; lobby cards gallery; posters and print ads gallery; Dell promotional comic book; original theatrical trailer (3 min.); "Kubrick and Spartacus" career notes and gallery; Stanley Kubrick production sketches.
Credits: Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis.
Awards: Academy Award winner, 1961: Best Supporting Actor (Peter Ustinov) ; Best Art Direction, Color (Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom ; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron) ; Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Metty) ; Best Costume Design, Color (Valles, Bill Thomas)
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 2 videodiscs (196 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (2.2:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (disc 1 only), Dolby digital surround (disc 1 only), Dolby digital stereo (disc 2 only), Dolby digital mono (disc 2 only).
Contents: Disc 1: 1991 fully restored version ; audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass ; scene analysis by Dalton Trumbo ; additional Alex North score compositions ; restoration demonstration --
Disc 2: Rare deleted scenes ; vintage newsreel footage ; 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov ; 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov ; behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage ; the 1960 documentary The Hollywood ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist ; original storyboards by Saul Bass ; production stills ; sketches by director Stanley Kubrick ; original theatrical trailer.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 105.
Other Titles: Hollywood ten.
Hollywood 10.
Spartacus (Motion picture : 1960)
Responsibility: Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome.

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