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- Director: Stanley Kubrick
- USA / 1960 / DCP / Colour / 197’ / English; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo
- Original Work: Howard Fast
- Director of Photography: Russell Metty
- Editing: Robert Lawrence
- Music: Alex North
- Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis
- Producer: Edward Lewis
- Production Co.: Bryna Productions
- World Sales: Park Circus
- 1961 OSCAR -- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (P. Ustinov), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design
- 1961 GOLDEN GLOBE -- Best Motion Picture-Drama
This telling of Spartacus’ legendary story about a great slave uprising in the Roman Empire in 70 BC wasn’t initially Kubrick’s project. Brought in by producer Kirk Douglas as a replacement to director Anthony Mann, Kubrick treaded in unfamiliar waters in this adaptation of Howard Fast’s novel-he was a newcomer to the “sword and sandal” genre which was popular at the time. The result wasn’t very Kubrickian, but it’s still a majestic example of epic film with its exteriors full of abundant number of extras, its large scale set design, star-filled cast, and unforgettable dramatic scenes requisite of the genre (“I am Spartacus!”).
Images courtesy of Park Circus/Universal
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.