The Agony and the Ecstasy
Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.
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- Carol Reed
- This movie is
- 1966 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1966 Academy Award®
- Best Art Direction Color nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Costume Design Color nominee
- Best Cinematography Color nominee
- Best Sound nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.20:1Subtitles
English Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
Closed captionedLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English: Dolby Digital Mono Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.