Historical Fiction in Film: Spartacus Analytical Essay by Winston

Historical Fiction in Film: Spartacus
A look at how this movie provides many historical untruths and inaccuracies.
# 6153 | 950 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | BE
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This essay examines historical fiction as seen in the famous Hollywood movie Spartacus. The successes and failures of the film in accurately portraying Roman history and the struggle between Spartacus and the Roman Republic are analyzed. Through a look at real historical sources, we can see that for the most part the film is an entertaining but inaccurate retelling of this historical event and the story of Spartacus' life.

From the Paper:

"The famous and award-winning film Spartacus was produced by Universal Pictures in 1960 and based on a popular historical novel of the same name by Howard Fast At over one-hundred seventy five minutes, it is a lengthy bit compelling viewing experience. The main characters are played by legendary Hollywood stars Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, although a host of other renowned talents such as Charles Laughton and Tony Curtis also appear."

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