The Titan: story of Michelangelo (TEFC)

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Covers the life and work of Michelangelo, placing his art in its historical context. This tribute creates a memorable impression of the artist’s greatness and the abundant beauty he willed to the world. Adapted in part from Curt Oertel’s ‘Michelangelo: life of a titan’ with a musical score by the noted German conductor Alois Melichar. Described by filmmaker and critic James Agee as “a new and exciting way to see some of the greatest work ever done”, the film was awarded an Oscar in 1951 for the Best Feature Documentary. Narrated by Fredric March. Presented by Robert Flaherty.

Credits

director

Richard Lyford

producer

Robert Snyder

production company

Pandora Films

Language

English

Duration

01:07:00:00

Colour

Black and White

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29578

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Italy

Crafts & Visual Arts → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Italy

People → Biographical films

People → Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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