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The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Adapted by [[Performer~P88458~Philip Dunne~philipdunne]] from the novel by [[Performer~P198872~Irving Stone~irvingstone]], The Agony and the Ecstacy is the story of the 16th century war of wills between Renaissance artist Michelangelo ([[Performer~P94233~Charlton Heston~charltonheston]]) and "warrior pope" Julius II (Rex Harrison). Commissioned to paint a religious fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the independent-minded Michelangelo balks at the assignment. He is virtually strongarmed into...more

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