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The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Original title
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Running time
139 min.
United States United States
Philip Dunne (Novel: Irving Stone)
Alex North
Leon Shamroy
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20th Century Fox
Drama | 16th Century. Painting
Synopsis / Plot
Pope Julius is eager to leave behind works by which he will be remembered. To this end he cajoles Michelangelo into painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When not on the battlefield uniting Italy, the Pope nags Michelangelo to speed up his painful work on the frescoes.
1965: 5 Nominations for Oscar: Art Direction color, Costume Design, Cinematography, OST, Sound
1965: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (Harrison) and Screenplay
1965: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Production
1965: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Supporting Actor (Andrews)
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