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. They escape and joined by more runaways, and swell to become a vast army.
Spoilers Widely acclaimed for his serious ambitions and his uncompromising perfectionism, Stanley Kubrick has won for himself a unique degree of artistic freedom Based on a true story of a slave revolt in 73 B. The film depicts the Roman era, the brutality of the slave system, gladiator combat and the decadence of Roman senators What emerges from the screen is a passionate statement on behalf of freedom and men who are willing to die to overthrow oppressive governments Kirk Douglas plays Spartacus the idealistic noble slave who believes he must struggle forever against tyranny and just by opposing tyranny he inspires his followers with his example Two political rivals Crassus and Gracchus use the slave uprising threat to manipulate the Roman senate for their own ends: He tries to make the slaves betray Spartacus He tries to win the love of Varinia, not merely to possess her, but as a form of victory over Spartacus In his last confrontation with Spartacus, he is seen losing all his delusions of grandeur as he stands deeply wounded by the total disregard in which Spartacus holds him The operation of the gladiatorial school and its training program is impressive and also expressive The gladiators school is tough but fair: The men are oiled, bathed, shaved, massaged and trained to fight They are never allowed to kill And for their good performances, they are even rewarded with the companionship of a young lady In this degrading manner Spartacus meets Varinia Jean Simmons-lovely as ever and it is his love for her and his hatred for his captors that inadvertently sparks off an uprising and the gladiators break out The scene summarizes the injustice of the situation, the cruelty of bondage and the insurrection becomes a triumph easy to understand With a stirring musical score by Oscar nominee Alex North, "Spartacus," is masterfully directed by Kubrick Was this review helpful?
Sign in to vote.At the same time Yul Brynner was planning his own Spartacus film for United Artists with Douglas's agent Lew Wasserman They are included on the Criterion Collection DVD, alongside production stills of some of the lost footage. The film was first released on Blu-ray in by Universal Studios.
The movie received mixed reviews when.
The latest TV news and interviews from the sets of your favorite TV shows. Find TV listings for upcoming seasons on Entertainment Weekly. Spartacus is a American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Dalton Trumbo, and based on the novel of the same title by Howard benjaminpohle.com is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War, and stars Kirk Douglas in the title role, Laurence Olivier as Roman general and politician Marcus.
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Read Common Sense Media's Spartacus review, age rating, and parents guide. Thrilling epic is too intense for the youngest.
Read Common Sense Media's Spartacus review, age rating, and parents guide. Parents need to know that this movie has intense battles, crucifixions, and an off-screen suicide. There's implied nudity and .