The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Biography, Graphic & Applied Arts  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland, USA  |  
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Narrated by Frederic March, this sublimely assembled documentary charts the life and works of Renaissance genius Michelangelo. The subject's story is told almost exclusively with examples of his art--which, given the visual nature of the project, is the wisest of all cinematic choices. The film was originally made in Switzerland in 1940, and released in a considerably longer version than its present 68 minutes. The material was picked up for US release ten years later, and re-edited by Robert Snyder. Titan: The Story of Michelangelo was the winner of the "Best Feature-Length Documentary" Academy Award.

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artist, career-retrospective, Italian [nationality], painting, renaissance