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: