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Michelangelo: Self Portrait, A Film by Academy Award Winner Robert Snyder


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  • Actors: n, a
  • Directors: Robert Snyder
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Microcinema
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00355A4MG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,798 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The film opens with Michelangelo, aged 89, carving his last sculpture. His works come alive as he flashes us back to his beginnings and confronts his own life. In the process the viewer experiences close and personal contact not only with the masterpieces, but with the master as well. Michelangelo: Self-Portrait is a testament to the pain and frustration, as well as the joy and triumph, entailed in artistic creation and in ordinary life. Narrated in Michelangelo s own words, this powerful documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the artist s inner world whose life and work became an authentic spiritual journey. Filming in 35-mm over a period of ten years, Oscar winning director Robert Snyder obtained full cooperation of the Vatican, allowing him to closely capture Michelangelo s works in great detail and clarity. For the first time since 1972 the Vatican allowed a film crew to go behind the bulletproof glass partition protecting the Pieta. Extras: The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (Oscar Winner- 1950 best documentary feature, Interview with Robert Snyder, Excerpts of Films from Robert Snyder on Willem De Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Henry Miller Pablo Casald, and Anais Nin, Filmography

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By wabbit on February 16, 2012
I decided to buy this film just to see if it might be interesting to show my art history students. It turned out to be a captivating and often moving experience both spiritually and aesthetically. It is eloquently narrated in the artist's own words and filmed exquisitely with tons of preliminary drawings,sketches and sweeping vistas of artistic genius. Get this film and you won't just see Michelangelo's skin, you'll get inside it.
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This film turns out to be a good help for art students who want to know more about this genius of a sculptor, painter and architect. The pictures are beautiful, and short of being in Italy yourselves, it is a great help in understanding the dimensions and also colours being used by Michelangelo.
What I didn't like so much was the quality of the sound in this DVD. But as a guide to understand his work; it is a great help.
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