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Thumbnail for Spartacus (1960) Spartacus (1960)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 81
Notable as: Epic film, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Epic film, Biographical film, War film, Action Film, Adventure Film, Romance Film, Historical fiction, Thriller, DramaRuntime: 161 - 198 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Madrid, SpainDirector: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony MannScreenwriter: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast, Calder Willingham, Peter UstinovBased on: SpartacusMusic: Alex NorthCinematography: Russell Metty, Clifford StineStars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland, John Dall Producer: Universal Studios, Kirk Douglas, Edward LewisStudio: Universal Studios, Bryna ProductionsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Metty)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Color
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Peter Ustinov)
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama (Edward Lewis)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Robert Lawrence)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Alex North)
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave of the title. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War. The film also starred Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Tony Curtis. The film won four Oscars in all. Douglas, whose Bryna Productions company was producing the film, removed original director Anthony Mann after the first week of shooting. Kubrick, with whom Douglas had worked before, was brought on board to take over direction. It is the only film directed by Kubrick where he did not have complete artistic control. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at the time as one of the Hollywood Ten. Kirk Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of Spartacus, and President John F.


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