Spartacus (1960)-Dalton Trumbo’s screenplay enhanced by Kubrick

On TCM Sat 8/30/16: Spartacus (1960)-the careful framing of the action by master director Stanley Kubrick brings out the emotional impact of Dalton Trumbo’s screenplay. By capturing the speechless reactions of slaves Woody Strode and Kirk Douglas on deck for the next gladiator match to the horror of the previous match, Kubrick’s camera sets up the audience for the overwhelming impact of the Strode/Douglas battle.  Great screenwriting enhanced by skillful direction!

 

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