"I'm Spartacus!" This epic drama follows the legend of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), who leads his fellow slaves in an uprising against the corrupt Roman Empire. A landmark film for young director Stanley Kubrick, it was one of two films from 1960 (along with Otto Preminger's EXODUS) to openly hire and credit blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, thus effectively ending the blacklist era. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis and Jean Simmons round out the film's all-star cast. Nominated for six Academy Awards®, the film won Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Art Direction and Supporting Actor (Ustinov). DIR Stanley Kubrick; SCR Dalton Trumbo, from the novel by Howard Fast; PROD Edward Lewis. U.S., 1960, color, 198 min plus one 15-min intermission. NOT RATED
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