The Agony and the Ecstasy

Saturday 26 May 2018,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
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Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison portray two of the Renaissance's most colourful figures in this historical drama based on Irving Stone's bestseller. When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. The project becomes a battle of wills fuelled by artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of the movie, which was nominated for five Oscars.

Director: Carol Reed
1965, 140 mins, Cert: U

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