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SOD: Michelangelo Revealed
SOD Michelangelo Revealed
Actor: Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Director: Fabrizio Ruggirello
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 0min

Throughout his masterful career, Michelangelo glorified the church, etching Catholic ideals into the sculptures and artwork that defined religion for the masses. Now, 500 years after his death, art historian Antonio Forcel...  more »

     
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Actor: Narrator: Liev Schreiber
Director: Fabrizio Ruggirello
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Television, Biography
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/07/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

If you interpret it that way
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 08/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary argues that Mike altered sculptures to signify his displeasure with the Catholic Church's leaders. Mike wanted worshippers to remain Catholic, but thought the Church should change with the times. Usually, I love when folk can interpret literature, art, or filmd deeply. I'm thinking about what the film "The Door in the Floor" says about its title. People liked "The DaVinci Code" for the same reason. However, I wasn't convinced that this was proof, only theory. The work never says that it's speculative. The work also tells the viewers little about Mike's biography. There is intrigue here. This did make for good historical and political drama. I just worry that it's just a house of cards."
Idiotic Premises Without Contemplative Thought or Knowledge
William J. Meegan | Syracuse, New York United States | 12/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"As an art historian and art restorer Antonio Forcellino has no idea what Michelangelo's work is all about. Michelangelo's was an artist that devoted himself to symbolism on a grand scale, which he displays quite effectively in the Sistine Chapel that alluded the erudition of Antonio Forcellino. This film is an INSULT to the memory and works of Michelangelo.

It amazes me that recent art historians think they know the works of Michelangelo but knows nothing of his work in esotericism, which he displays openly in the Sistine Chapel with the full knowledge and consent of the Catholic Church.

It is remarkable that these recent restorers find what are considered discrepencies in the artist's work and then look for some deviant reason for such variation from what is known. The fact that a sculpture group can have pieces reshaped is a telling story because the message is in the collective group of sculptures not in a single piece such as the MOSES. This same technique is found in the first chapter of Genesis esoteric writings and on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel fresco. Modern day art historians and restorers have not the wherewithal to understand the great esoterists of the Renaissance.

Antonio Forcellino has made an utter FOOL out of himself and let this be a lesson to other wannabe interpreters of Michelangelo's works. Get your facts straight and learn the art of symbolism before even THINKING of interpreting a work of art."