The Agony And The Ecstasy

  • 1965
  • 2 HR 16 MIN
  • NR
  • Biography

Heston delivers a powerful, understated interpretation of one of the world's greatest artists, Michelangelo, in a film which features a complete replica of the Sistine Chapel, the largest indoor set in the world up to that time. The opening has Heston as the artistic rage of the Renaissance, the Medicis, the most powerful family in Europe, showering him...read more

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The biographical retelling of Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel. At first commissioned by Pope Julius II to sculpt 40 statues for his tomb, Michelangelo is then asked to paint a mural in the Sistine Chapel; no easy feat for the doubtful artist (more…)

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