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"From the age of magnificence comes a new magnificence in motion pictures."

Michelangelo's painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome is the subject of this epic Hollywood movie. The story of Michelangelo's battle with Pope Julius II is revealed after the artist is initially brought to Rome to create a tomb for the Pope, but is instead given the task of painting the ceiling of the chapel. Michelangelo suffers through an aborted initial attempt at painting the ceiling and only returns to complete his task after spending some time in the wilderness. Attempts to replace him with Raphael only increase the resolve of the painter to complete his work.

| 1965 | 2 hr 18 min | 7.2/10
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews
Carol Reed
Produced By
Carol Reed

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