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Irving Stone's The agony and the ecstasy

Author: Carol ReedPhilip DunneCharlton HestonRex HarrisonDiane CilentoAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [©2004]
Series: Cinema classics collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 that form the core of this movie.
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Biographical films
Historical films
Epic films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Michelangelo Buonarroti; Julius, Pope; Julius, Pope; Michelangelo Buonarroti
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Reed; Philip Dunne; Charlton Heston; Rex Harrison; Diane Cilento; Harry Andrews; Alberto Lupo; Adolfo Celi; Alex North; Irving Stone; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; International Classics, Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
ISBN: 5559288470 9785559288475
OCLC Number: 57775823
Language Note: Soundtracks in English (mono. and stereo.), French (mono.), Spanish (mono.) with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Based on the novel of the same title by Irving Stone.
Credits: Director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; art director, Jack Martin Smith ; production designed by John DeCuir ; film editor, Samuel E. Beetley ; music composed and conducted by Alex North.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi.
Awards: Nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
Target Audience: Not Rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen anamorphic 2.20:1; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Born to sculpt --
Widely know works --
Main titles --
A great victory --
Sleeping in stone --
Papal audience --
House of God --
The Sistine Chapel --
Indecision --
Work begins --
Sour wine --
Papal fury --
Hiding out --
Inspiration --
Intermission/Entr'acte --
Planning a miracle --
Work in progress --
Loving the impossible --
Art Critique --
Fatigue --
Competition --
When will it end? --
Flaring tempers --
Contriteness --
Raphael's advise --
The agony and the ecstasy --
Forgiveness --
Proof of faith --
Renewed vigor --
The glory of the chapel --
Instruments of God --
End titles/Exit music.
Series Title: Cinema classics collection.
Other Titles: Agony and the ecstasy (Motion picture)
Agony and the ecstasy
Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Carol Reed production ; produced by International Classics Inc. ; directed by Carol Reed ; screen story and screenplay by Philip Dunne.

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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 that form the core of this movie.

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