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).
Renaissance Artist - The Divine Michelangelo (in 18 parts)
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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