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Biography - Michelangelo: Artist and Man (A&E DVD Archives)

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Examine the broad canvas of Michelangelo's life and legacy to probe the very soul of the artist who was recognized as a genius in his own lifetime.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Biography
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002V7NSY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,644 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I'm an art teacher at a middle school. I show "Michelangelo" every year to my 7th graders as they study the Renaissance. However this can as easily be used in a college course. This video not only has the specifics of his life, but gives a flavor of his time.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This video wastes no time in delving into the life and times of Michelangelo. It explains the circumstances of his birth and ascent into the Medici sphere of influence. The video also busts certain myths about Michelangelo, for example a Michelangelo scholar tells us that the artist was actually very wealthy-- which is interesting since much of Michelangelo's writings to his family talk of his financial hardships. All in all this was a great video. In this fast paced world where most people don't have the time to sit and read a book, this is the next best thing!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 1999
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This is my favorite A&E Biography. It is wonderfully well done and covers the long life of this artist in its most important details. In a time when people had short lives and no education, Michelangelo managed to achieve greatness in sculpture, fresco painting, architecture, and poetry. Particularly significant for people (especially kids) to view today when celebrities tend to be celebrated for no apparent reason and we need to bring back the Gong Show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Winner's Circle on January 27, 2008
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A well scripted CD on the life of Michelangelo. It is not only valuable for the student of the arts, but for anyone desiring to appreciate antiquity. I could almost experience his pain when he painted the ceiling of the chapel. It was a great overview of his life. KL
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Full disclosure: I am the editor of this film for Perpetual Motion Films & A&E

I believe this to be an exceptionally fine A&E Biography. I worked on 10 Biographies, and of the ones I worked on, this is my favorite. It covers Michelangelo's life and work, and is nicely balanced. There are only a few on-camera interviews, though. Most of the story is told by the excellent narration. The warm and supportive musical score was provided by film composer Rolfe Kent, and the photography of modern Italy and some of Michelangelo's works is exceptional.
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By Samuel Augustus Jennings on February 4, 2013
Format: DVD
I 've seen works of art by Michelangelo all of my life and still marvel at the statue of David every time I see it, but I never fully appreciated the artist's amazing talents until I saw this video.

I am glad Biography does not shy away from revealing Michelangelo's tormented personal life and his eternal struggle to reconcile his homosexual passions with his religious beliefs...passions and pain which undoubtedly inspired his greatest works!
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