While this film doesn't have the awe-inspiring grandeur of its contemporaries like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments, it DOES have one of my all-time favourite film scenes. The moment when Spartacus (ably played by Kirk Douglas) attempts to surrender to the Romans, and every man on the hillside stands one by one, saying 'I am Spartacus' is unforgettable. Without a doubt, one of the most powerful movie moments shot for the silver screen. The action is fast paced, and there's a nice balance of the romance between Douglas and Jean Simmons. Other stand-out performances include Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis and Lawrence Olivier. One of the great epics!
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Spartacus is a historical drama film released on October r7, 1960 and produced by Universal Pictures. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and was written by Howard Fast and Dalton Trumbo. Spartacus was produced by Kirk Douglas, and starred himself, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Tony Curtis.
Spartacus tells the story about a slave named Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. After its release the film received 9 nominations, and celebrated 4 various wins and 4 Academy Awards in 1961 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design.
A scene of the film was shot in a Michigan State, Notre Dame college football game.It was given an MPAA rating of PG-13 and runs 184 minutes.