Renaissance Personalities on Film


PERSONALITY/ (IES)
FILM
DETAILS
Leonardo da Vinci Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci DVD Cover Art

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Docudrama; produced in 1972 by Radiotelevisione Italiana. Phillipe Leroy as Leonardo provides insight into the life and background of the enigma who was this Renaissance genius. First shown as a miniseries on PBS
The Borgia Family Renaissance Personalities on Film - THE  BORGIAS   wiki

The Borgias
Drama/miniseries 1981 produced by the BBC. Originally shown on A&E, Adolfo Celi is compelling as the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia / Alexander VI.
The Medici Family "Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance"

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Docudrama/miniseries produced in the UK as part of the Empires series . Shown in the USA on PBS. For some reason the producers chose to focus on the personalities and ignore for the most part, the artists and writers patronized by this dynamic family. The title plays to the Mafia/Italian stereotype. The accents of the talking heads are jarring, especially when one expects a series produced in the UK to be narrated by British-accented talking heads.
Michelangelo, Pope Julius II Renaissance Personalities on Film - THE  BORGIAS   wiki

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Drama 1965
Dramatization of the love-hate relationship between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II during the painting of the Sistine Chapel. This being a Hollywood produced drama, there are historical inaccuracies, but the interactions between the temperamental artist portrayed by Charlton Heston and the magnificent Rex Harrison as the imperious Pope Julius II are enthralling to watch.
Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Agnolo Poliziano, Niccolo Macchavelli, Pope Julius II, Savonarola Renaissance Personalities on Film - THE  BORGIAS   wiki

A Season of Giants
Drama/miniseries 1991 produced by Radiotelevisione Italiana. An immersion into the vibrant atmosphere of Florence and Rome during the Medici patronage of artists and writers. F. Murray Abraham portrays Pope Julius II, and Ian Holm is Lorenzo di Medici. Originally shown on TNT
Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia Prince of Foxes

Prince of Foxes
Drama 1949 Hollywood. Orson Welles???? portrays the diabolical Cesare Borgia in this tale of his machinations to effect the marriage of his widowed sister, the beautiful and corrupt Lucrezia to the heir to the duchy of Ferrara.


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