The thracian slave spartacus, thought to have been a deserter from the roman army, was sold to a school for gladiators at capua but never got to the arena, leading a slave revolt in 73 bc and. Movie spartacus spartacus, a thracian slave, refuses to allow himself to become the animal the roman civilization would have him be his love for varinia, a slave girl, coupled with his revulsion at the crushing treatment and callous murders of his fellow slaves, ignite in his breast a passion for freedom. Spartacus today remains a stirring, intelligent comment on the spirit of revolt, largely due to dalton trumbo's literate and impassioned screenwriting (this was the blacklisted trumbo's first.
H ow charming to greet in the same week a rerelease of one of the greatest hollywood epics, spartacus (1960), starring jean simmons as the beautiful slave varinia, and shadows in the sun, a small.
Spartacus (kirk douglas) is a rebellious slave purchased by lentulus batiatus (peter ustinov), owner of a school for gladiators for the entertainment of corrupt roman senator marcus licinius crassus (laurence olivier), batiatus' gladiators are to stage a fight to the death. The douglas dynasty (that grew to include kirk’s sons michael, eric, joel and peter) was already well established when kirk douglas was given howard fast’s novel spartacus by one of the vice presidents of his film company, bryna productions douglas optioned the book and universal eventually agreed to finance the film. I'm posting the same review for spartacus: the gladiator and spartacus: rebellion because i can't imagine reading one and not the other it's one story and it's a brilliant one mr kane mentions in the afterword how deeply the story of spartacus touched him.
Audience reviews for spartacus the only film that kubrick didn't have control of, this sumptuous and forever influential sword-and-sandal epic balances quite well its campy moments with scenes of dramatic intensity but also has a messy script full of moralizing and confusing behavior from most of its characters. Stanley kubrick's spartacus is one of the greatest hollywood epics, says philip french. This review contains spoilers, click expand to view from my point of view on the greatest films directed by the legendary director stanley kubrick also my favorite film about the ancient rome, the battles are spectaculars, incredible legendary actors its a true masterpiece.
Spartacus (1960) was a director for hire gig for stanley kubrick kirk douglas was in a pinch for his next film project he was making an epic film about a slave in the roman republic who rebels against his masters anthony mann stepped down from the director's chair and mr douglas needed someone to take over enters stanley kubrick. Spartacus starts the film as a slave, but is spotted and trained up to be a gladiator during an uprising he becomes the leader of an army who simply want freedom from the roman empire where this film wins over gladiator is in the character development and dialogue.
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Spartacus is a 1960 american epic historical drama film directed by stanley kubrick the screenplay by dalton trumbo was based on the novel of the same title by howard fast it was inspired by the life story of the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, spartacus, and the events of the third servile war. The film tells the story of the roman slave spartacus (kirk douglas), who toils for the roman empire while dreaming, the narrator assures us, “of the death of slavery - which would not come until 2,000 years later. Spartacus soon makes an enemy of the accomplished, successful gladiator crixus (manu bennett), but before long spartacus is able to convince crixus to aide in a rebellion that will hopefully free the gladiators and exact revenge on the conniving, duplicitous romans.