Spartacus

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Don’t miss Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning epic, Spartacus, presented the way it was meant to be seen – on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

“Full of majestic, mind-blowing sequences … it’s hard to conceive of a sword-and-sandals epic with greater sweep or grandeur than Spartacus.” – Kim Newman, Empire

“I am Spartacus.” “I am Spartacus!” I AM SPARTACUS!!!” Legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s thrilling, colossal epic of rebellion and revolution is one of the most visually stunning films ever produced in 70mm. Kirk Douglas stars as the brave gladiator who leads his fellow slaves in a revolt against the Roman Republic – where the backstabbing and intrigue equal the sweeping battlefield action, and where steely-eyed dictator wannabe Laurence Olivier must contend with crafty senator Charles Laughton, his slave-dealing friend Peter Ustinov (who won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance, giving him the honor of being the only actor to win an Oscar for a Kubrick film), and his protégé John Gavin (playing Caesar). Also swept into the all-star firestorm are Jean Simmons, Nina Foch and Tony Curtis, whose innuendo-laden discussion of “oysters and snails” with Olivier in the bath became one of Hollywood’s most infamously censored scenes. Brilliantly scripted by writer Dalton Trumbo (whose hiring by producer Kirk Douglas helped shatter the decade-long Hollywood blacklist), with Oscar-winning cinematography by Russell Metty, Kubrick’s follow-up to Paths of Glory (which also starred Douglas, who brought the 31-year-old Kubrick on board as director of Spartacus after firing Anthony Mann), was a massive critical and commercial success, becoming Universal’s biggest hit up to that point and winning four Academy Awards. (Dir. by Stanley Kubrick, 1960, USA, 207 mins., includes one intermission, Rated PG-13)