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The Agony and the Ecstasy

Theatrical release poster by Howard Terpning
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

The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was partly based on Irving Stone's biographical novel of the same name; see The Agony and the Ecstasy.

The film was shot in Todd-AO and Cinemascope versions. The Todd-AO version was used for the DVD release because of its superior picture quality.

The recreation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for the film was largely by the Irish painter Niccolo d'Ardia Caracciolo.




The film was nominated for five Academy Awards:[1]


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