The Agony and the Ecstasy (film)

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).wikipedia
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Charlton Heston

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).
Heston focused on epics: he was John the Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965); Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) opposite Rex Harrison; the title role in Major Dundee (1965), directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Todd-AO

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The film was shot in Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions.

Rex Harrison

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).
Despite excelling in comedy (Noël Coward described him as "The best light comedy actor in the world—except for me."), he attracted favorable notices in dramatic roles such as his portrayal of Julius Caesar in Cleopatra (1963) and as Pope Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), opposite Charlton Heston as Michelangelo.

The Agony and the Ecstasy (novel)

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The film was partly based on Irving Stone's biographical novel The Agony and the Ecstasy.
Part of the 1961 novel was adapted to film in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II.

Tomas Milian

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After recovering, Michelangelo returns to work after learning he is at risk of being replaced by Raphael (Tomas Milian).
In Italy, he was discovered by director Mauro Bolognini and appeared in supporting roles in several drama films during the late-1950s and early-1960s, including as Raphael in Carol Reed's The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).

Irving Stone

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The film was partly based on Irving Stone's biographical novel The Agony and the Ecstasy.
In 1965, a film was made of The Agony and the Ecstasy, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II.

Carol Reed

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), made in the United States, was a box-office failure, and was the last film over which Reed also served as producer.

Alex North

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It also features a soundtrack co-written by prolific composers Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith.

Diane Cilento

He is nursed back to health by Contessina de' Medici (Diane Cilento), daughter of his old friend Lorenzo de' Medici.
She starred with Charlton Heston in the 1965 film The Agony and the Ecstasy, and with Paul Newman in the 1967 western film Hombre.

Michelangelo

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).

Pope Julius II

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 American film directed by Carol Reed and starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II (reigned 1503-1513).

Jerry Goldsmith

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It also features a soundtrack co-written by prolific composers Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith.

Harry Andrews

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In 1965, he received the award for Best Supporting Actor from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures for his performances in The Agony and the Ecstasy (as Donato Bramante) with Charlton Heston (with whom he shared several scenes in 55 Days at Peking) and The Hill alongside Sean Connery.

Darryl F. Zanuck

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This resulted in Darryl F. Zanuck returning to run the studio.

Cinecittà

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When it came time to film the feature, the Sistine Chapel could not be used, and it was recreated on a sound stage at Cinecittà Studios in Rome, Italy.
In the same period, the studios were used for further international productions such as Francis of Assisi (1961), Cleopatra (1963), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968), Fellini's Casanova (1976), La Traviata (1982) and many other productions.

Roadshow theatrical release

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In October 1963 Zanuck announced the film would be one of six "roadshow" movies the company would make over the next 12 months, worth $42 million all up.

Philip Dunne (writer)

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He is best known for the films How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), The Robe (1953) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).

Vittorio Nino Novarese

He was also nominated twice in 1965 for both The Agony and the Ecstasy and The Greatest Story Ever Told, and won a second Oscar in 1970 for Cromwell.

Academy Award for Best Production Design

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