Episode 16 – Spartacus (1960)

We’re Spartacus! This week Colin (aka Spartacus) and Eli (aka Spartacus) take on the classic epic written by Dalton Trumbo, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas. This movie stands out among its peers to us in that it’s really about something. Is this a case of a movie telling a sort of collectivist narrative? Is Spartacus the hero of the left? We get into the details of both this film’s relation to the historical Spartacus, the Red Scare in Hollywood and the creative minds which led to its production. Do we want Large Spartacus of Small Spartacus? Crassus is the reason we need to federalize it. There were some technical difficulties while recording so please excuse any audio infelicities and background noise.

Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Movies We Dig: The Ancient World on Film
Episode 16 - Spartacus (1960)
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