The biographical story of Michelangelo‘s troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. Directed by Carol Reed (The Third Man) Based on Irving Stone’s bestselling novel and Starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison in the title roles.
Original Theatrical Trailer (1965):
The Warrior Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) Commissions Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel:
Highlights of the Movie:
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. Based on a novel The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone.
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