Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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 The film was originally made in Switzerland in 1940, and released in a considerably longer version than its present 68 minutes.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.
artist, career-retrospective, Italian [nationality], painting, renaissance