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The agony and the ecstasy [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox ; International Classics ; producer/director, Carol Reed ; screen story and screenplay, Philip Dunne.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ligonier PL - Ligonier DVD T (Text) 73571200001976 Adult DVD Shelves Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : digital dolby, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Based on the novel of the same title by Irving Stone.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music composed and conducted by Alex North ; director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; art director, Jack Martin Smith ; production designed by John DeCuir ; film editor, Samuel E. Beetley.
Participant or Performer Note:
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi.
Summary, etc.:
When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Dolby digital stereo ; anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.20:1) ; regio 1.
Language Note:
Soundtrack in English (Dolby mono and stereo), French (Dolby mono) or Spanish (Dolby mono) with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 > Drama.
Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513 > Drama.
Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Epic films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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