Retro Film: Spartacus NEW

Retro Film: Spartacus

Monday, May 29 / 7pm
Tickets: $10

All about the film:

  • 1960 historical epic directed by Stanley Kubrick.
  • It was inspired by the life story of the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, Spartacus, and the events of the Third Servile War.
  • Peter Ustinov won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus.
  • Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at the time as one of the Hollywood Ten. Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of Spartacus, and President-elect John F. Kennedy crossed American Legion picket lines to view the film, helping to end blacklisting.
  • The battle scenes were filmed on a vast plain outside Madrid. Eight thousand trained soldiers from the Spanish infantry were used to double as the Roman army.
  • “I am Spartacus” – In the climactic scene, recaptured slaves are asked to identify Spartacus in exchange for leniency; instead, each slave proclaims himself to be Spartacus, thus sharing his fate.

 

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Running time

184 Minutes