Michelangelo - Designer of St. Peter's Dome

This clip, the beginning scenes of The Agony and the Ecstasy, starts with a view of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (which was designed by Michelangelo).  It then moves further into the background of this remarkably versatile artist (1475-1564) who lived, and worked, during the Italian Renaissance (1330-1550). 

See, also:

Renaissance Artist - The Divine Michelangelo (in 18 parts)

 

Credits

Clip from The Agony and the Ecstasy, online courtesy CiaoEmiliano's Channel at YouTube.  Film credits, as follows:

Director:            Carol Reed

Writers:              Philip Dunne and Carol Reed (screenplay)
                            Irving Stone (novel)

Starring:             Charlton Heston (Michelangelo)
Rex Harrison     Pope Julius II

Composers:      Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith

Distributor:         20th Century Fox

Release date:    October 7, 1965

Running time:   138 min (entire film)

 

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