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The Resource Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; executive producer, Kirk Douglas ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; executive producer, Kirk Douglas ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick

Label
Spartacus
Title
Spartacus
Statement of responsibility
Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; executive producer, Kirk Douglas ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome
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Awards note
  • 1960 Academy Award winners: Best Supporting Actor (Peter Ustinov) ; Best Art Direction, Color (Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom ; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron) ; Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Metty) ; Best Costume Design, Color (Valles, Bill Thomas).
  • Added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2017.
Cataloging source
IHZ
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Spartacus (Motion picture : 1960)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris ; reconstruction and restoration produced by James C. Katz
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
In English; optional English SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S63 2001
PerformerNote
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Tony Curtis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1976
  • 1916-2020
  • 1907-1989
  • 1929-2010
  • 1899-1962
  • 1931-2018
  • 1914-1992
  • 1918-1971
  • 1925-2010
  • 1914-1980
  • 1913-2004
  • 1914-2003
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  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Lewis, Edward
  • Trumbo, Dalton
  • Douglas, Kirk
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Simmons, Jean
  • Laughton, Charles
  • Ustinov, Peter
  • Gavin, John
  • Foch, Nina
  • Ireland, John
  • Lom, Herbert
  • Dall, John
  • Curtis, Tony
  • McGraw, Charles
  • Metty, Russell
  • Lawrence, Robert
  • North, Alex
  • Fast, Howard
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Bryna Productions
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
196
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spartacus
  • Fast, Howard
  • Fast, Howard
  • Spartacus
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Revolutionaries
  • Gladiators
  • Gladiators
  • Revolutionaries
  • Rome (Empire)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; executive producer, Kirk Douglas ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1960
  • Restoration and reconstruction produced in 1991
  • Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber
  • Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass; optional audio commentary and scene analysis from the notes of Dalton Trumbo as read by Michael McConnohie; additional Alex North score compositions and notes; restoration demonstration (3 min.)
  • Special features (disc 2): Deleted scenes and script text (8 min.); behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage (5 min.); "Spartacus via newsreel" footage (5 min.); Jean Simmons promotional tv interview (4 min.); Peter Ustinov promotional tv interview (3 min.); 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov (25 min.); "The Hollywood ten" documentary (1950, 15 min.); "Spartacus and the blacklist" historical notes; "Dalton Trumbo" biographical notes; "American Legion letter" text protesting the film; "MPAA responds" text of MPAA script review; "Saul Bass storyboards" gallery; production stills gallery; lobby cards gallery; posters and print ads gallery; Dell promotional comic book; original theatrical trailer (3 min.); "Kubrick and Spartacus" career notes and gallery; Stanley Kubrick production sketches
Accompanying material
folded insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: 1991 fully restored version ; audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass ; scene analysis by Dalton Trumbo ; additional Alex North score compositions ; restoration demonstration -- Disc 2: Rare deleted scenes ; vintage newsreel footage ; 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov ; 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov ; behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage ; the 1960 documentary The Hollywood ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist ; original storyboards by Saul Bass ; production stills ; sketches by director Stanley Kubrick ; original theatrical trailer
Control code
ocm46877063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 196 min.)
Governing access note
Performance rights: HOME: home use only
Isbn
9781559409155
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011723
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1568D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.2:1) presentation ; disc 1 audio tracks: Dolby surround film soundtrack, Dolby Digital 5.1 film soundtrack, Dolby Digital 2.0 commentary, Dolby Digital 1.0 screenwriter analysis ; Dolby digital stereo (disc 2 only), Dolby digital mono (disc 2 only)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; executive producer, Kirk Douglas ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1960
  • Restoration and reconstruction produced in 1991
  • Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber
  • Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass; optional audio commentary and scene analysis from the notes of Dalton Trumbo as read by Michael McConnohie; additional Alex North score compositions and notes; restoration demonstration (3 min.)
  • Special features (disc 2): Deleted scenes and script text (8 min.); behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage (5 min.); "Spartacus via newsreel" footage (5 min.); Jean Simmons promotional tv interview (4 min.); Peter Ustinov promotional tv interview (3 min.); 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov (25 min.); "The Hollywood ten" documentary (1950, 15 min.); "Spartacus and the blacklist" historical notes; "Dalton Trumbo" biographical notes; "American Legion letter" text protesting the film; "MPAA responds" text of MPAA script review; "Saul Bass storyboards" gallery; production stills gallery; lobby cards gallery; posters and print ads gallery; Dell promotional comic book; original theatrical trailer (3 min.); "Kubrick and Spartacus" career notes and gallery; Stanley Kubrick production sketches
Accompanying material
folded insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: 1991 fully restored version ; audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass ; scene analysis by Dalton Trumbo ; additional Alex North score compositions ; restoration demonstration -- Disc 2: Rare deleted scenes ; vintage newsreel footage ; 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov ; 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov ; behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage ; the 1960 documentary The Hollywood ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist ; original storyboards by Saul Bass ; production stills ; sketches by director Stanley Kubrick ; original theatrical trailer
Control code
ocm46877063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 196 min.)
Governing access note
Performance rights: HOME: home use only
Isbn
9781559409155
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011723
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1568D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (2.2:1) presentation ; disc 1 audio tracks: Dolby surround film soundtrack, Dolby Digital 5.1 film soundtrack, Dolby Digital 2.0 commentary, Dolby Digital 1.0 screenwriter analysis ; Dolby digital stereo (disc 2 only), Dolby digital mono (disc 2 only)
Video recording format
DVD

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