Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spartacus: Behind the Myth

This film tells the story of what I am tempted to call an ancient Che Guevara.

Blacklisted writer Howard Fast eventually wrote a novel about this ancient anti-imperialist rebel. It was adapted to film by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo. The film starred Kirk Douglas and was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

The story of a slave rising up against Rome has inspired many who find it in the pages of history.

It also became a Soviet Ballet:

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