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Spartacus Movie Posters

Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Spartacus Movie Posters


Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Spartacus vintage movie posters, where we offer a wide range of artwork for one of cinema's ultimate epic films.

Spartacus, American epic drama film, released in 1960, that narrates the story of a historical slave uprising against Rome. The movie, which starred Kirk Douglas and was directed by Stanley Kubrick, won widespread critical acclaim.

The film portrays the story of the slave Spartacus (played by Douglas), who gains notoriety for courage as a gladiator in possession of the affluent Lentulus Batiatus (Peter Ustinov). The furiously autonomous slave looks for freedom for himself and his oppressed companions. He manages to escape and frees other slaves, forming a formidable army of rebels. With the citizens of Rome panicked by the resistance, Gen. Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier) is relegated to crush the insurgents, but Spartacus and his armed force vanquish the Romans in various battles. However, they are ultimately caught in an inescapable trap and are slaughtered. Spartacus is executed, but as he is dying, he has the satisfaction of finding that his spouse Varinia (Jean Simmons) and their baby son have been allowed opportunity as citizens of Rome.

Determined to avoid the reputation of many Roman Empire epics as dumbed-down, Douglas (who was also one of the film’s producers) hired blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo to pen the screenplay for Spartacus. Trumbo’s own name, rather than a pseudonym, was credited, which helped break the McCarthy-era stigma that had victimized Trumbo and others. After the film’s premiere, the studio bowed to pressure and removed a suggestive bath sequence with homosexual overtones between Olivier and Tony Curtis. When the film received a high-profile restoration in 1991, the scene was restored; because the soundtrack was missing, Curtis redubbed his part, and Anthony Hopkins provided the voice of Olivier, who had died in 1989.

Film/Art Gallery's collection of Spartacus movie posters include a Spanish language U.S. poster with coins artwork by Reynold Brown and Saul Bass. It also showcases a Hungarian first release Spartacus poster artwork by "So-Ky".

Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.