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Despite the vigorous objections of executive producer Kirk Douglas, director Stanley Kubrick and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, Universal's unwillingness to confront prevailing political myths with historical reality resulted in the elimination of approximately ten sequences which fostered the hope that Spartacus' rebellion might actually have succeeded in destroying Rome.
These cuts included a six second battle sequence titled "Battle of Luceria," a ten second map sequence titled "Battle Map-Metapontum," and a lengthier battle sequence titled "Battle of Metapontum," all of which depicted some of Spartacus' greatest military victories. Four additional sequences were also eliminated but later restored thanks to the determined resistance of the filmmakers and the opposition of the Catholic Church's Legion of Decency.
Unlike the other conventional cuts imposed on the film by the studio censors for sex, violence and nudity, these political excisions were intended to reduce the film's main character to a primitive spontaneous rebel who never really had a chance and to suppress screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's vision of him as "a great military leader who for four years running defeated the finest legions and the greatest armies Rome could put in the field against him.
Rome was ashamed; this man had almost destroyed them. They wanted to bury him. I was intrigued with the story of Spartacus the slave, dreaming the death of slavery, driving into the armor of Rome the wedge that would eventually destroy her.
In fact disagreements over this basic concept led to the dismissal of the film's first director Tony Mann two weeks into production.
The film's director Stanley Kubrick also subscribed to Douglas's basic premise; but, in contrast to Dalton Trumbo as well as Douglas himself he believed that historical realism demanded a more complex and ironic slave story line. To accomplish this Kubrick proposed some far reaching plot changes while filming was in progress; but because of Trumbo's opposition, these changes were only adopted after major alterations.
Finally they were eliminated from the script altogether, probably by the studio, leading Kubrick to virtually disavow the picture.
In response to Michel Ciment's question as to whether there was any relationship between his interpretation of antiquity in Spartacus and his parody of the inauthentic Hollywood sword and scandal epics of the 's in A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick replied: In Spartacus I tried with only limited success to make the film as [historically] real as possible but I was up against a pretty dumb script which was rarely faithful to what is known about Spartacus.
History tells us that he twice led his victorious slave army to the northern borders of Italy, and could quite easily have gotten out of the country.
But he didn't, and instead he led his army back to pillage Roman cities.
What the reasons were for this might have been the most interesting question the film might have pondered. Did the intentions of the rebellion change?
Did Spartacus lose control of his leaders who by now may have been more interested in the spoils of war than in freedom? In the film, Spartacus was prevented from escape by the silly contrivance of a pirate leader who reneged on a deal to take the slave army away in his ships.
If I ever needed any convincing of the limits of persuasion a director can have on a film where someone else is the producer and he is merely the highest-paid member of the crew, then Spartacus provided proof to last a lifetime. However, Universal Studios head Edward Muhl had some very different ideas leading to what Trumbo described as "a basic conflict of opinion about the dimensions of Spartacus and his struggle, a conflict which has been in evidence from the earliest beginnings of the project.
A personal friend of Trumbo's and the man who officially broke the Hollywood blacklist, Muhl too wanted to make an exciting, historically accurate film. He was particularly fascinated by the struggles between the liberal and conservative Roman senatorial factions, transparent analogues to contemporary American politics, which the writer had injected into the script.
But, as he told this author: But what counts is audience appeal.Spartacus Spartacus is a historical epic film showing the rise and fall of a slave revolt in the Roman Empire.
The film follows the life of the Thracian slave, Spartacus, from his purchase by a trainer of gladiators and his leadership of the revolt to the climactic battle with the Roman Army and his eventual crucifixion at the order of Crassus.
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