The Agony and the Ecstasy
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1965
Director: Carol Reed
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-148333
Running time: 2:19 (139 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.20:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 22, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#3140)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 22, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 6 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison portray two of the Renaissance's most colorful figures in this historical drama based on Irving Stone's best-seller. When Pope Julius ll (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. Nominated for an Oscar Cinematography and named one of the year's best films by the National Board of Review, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY is a fascinating dramatization of the battle of wills behind one of the world's artisitic masterpieces.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century-Fox
 • International Classics
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
English  Dolby Digital 5.0
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Carol Reed....Director
Writing
Irving Stone....Original Material By
Philip Dunne....Story By
Philip Dunne....Screenwriter
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Samuel E. Beetley....Film Editor
Music
Alex North....Composer
Franco Potenza....Composer
Sound
Carlton W. Faulkner....Sound
Douglas O. Williams....Sound
Art
Jack Martin Smith....Art Director
John De Cuir....Production Designer
L. B. Abbott....Visual Effects
Emil Kosa, Jr.....Visual Effects
Vittorio Nino Novarese....Costume Designer
Amato Garbini....Make-up Artist
Cast
Charlton Heston....Michelangelo
Rex Harrison....Pope Julius II
Diane Cilento....Contessina de' Medici
Harry Andrews....Bramante
Alberto Lupo....Duke of Urbino
Adolfo Celi....Giovanni de' Medici
Venantino Venantini....Paris De Grassis
John Stacy....Sangallo
Fausto Tozzi....Foreman
Maxine Audley....Woman
Tomas Milian....Raphael
Marvin Miller....Narrator (uncredited, voice)