Cinema: Old Master, New Look

The Titan (The Michelangelo Company) is an extraordinary documentary that recreates the work, life and times of Michelangelo without showing a glimpse of a human actor. The film is at once an exciting tribute to the art of the Florentine master and an impressive tour de force in the art of the cinema.

Filmed mostly in Rome and Florence in 1938-40 by Swiss Producer Curt Oertel, the original version of The Titan was snapped up by German companies and palmed off as a product of Nazi Kultur. After the U.S. Army discovered the film...

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