The Agony and the Ecstasy

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The Agony and the Ecstasy
Directed by Carol Reed
Produced by Carol Reed
Written by screenplay by
Philip Dunne
Carol Reed
from the novel by
Irving Stone
Starring Charlton Heston
Rex Harrison
Diane Cilento
Harry Andrews
Alberto Lupo
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Alex North
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Editing by Samuel E. Beetley
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) October 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)
Running time 138 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7,175,000[1]
Money made $8,000,000[2]

The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 movie. It was directed by Carol Reed. It stars Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The movie was partly based on Irving Stone's biographical novel of the same name. The movie is about the stormy relationship between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II during the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It was nominated for five Academy Awards.

References[change | change source]

  1. Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p254
  2. "The Agony and the Ecstasy, Box Office Information". The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/1965/0AGEC.php. Retrieved January 22, 2013.

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