Secrets of the Dead: Michelangelo Revealed

Secrets of the Dead: Michelangelo Revealed

Director: Fabrizio Ruggirello

Cast: Fabrizio Ruggirello, Liev Schreiber

     
 
500 years after Michelangelo's death, art historian Antonio Forcellino unearths evidence of the prominent artist's involvement with a clandestine fellowship that was attempting to reform the Catholic Church from within. Michelangelo's artwork virtually defined religion for the masses, but was there another side to his religious views? Not only did the group

Overview

500 years after Michelangelo's death, art historian Antonio Forcellino unearths evidence of the prominent artist's involvement with a clandestine fellowship that was attempting to reform the Catholic Church from within. Michelangelo's artwork virtually defined religion for the masses, but was there another side to his religious views? Not only did the group Michelangelo was involved with level damning accusations of corruption against the Catholic Church, they also supported ideas that were considered so heretical they were punishable by death. As Michelangelo attempted to reconcile his views of the church against his personal beliefs regarding salvation, his involvement with the radical group put him at perilous odds with church officials whose power and rulings were absolute.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/2009
UPC:
0841887010788
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
56,883

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secrets of the Dead: Michelangelo Revealed
1. Introduction [1:15]
2. The Mystery of the Moses [8:46]
3. An Art-History Investigation [9:53]
4. Stirrings of Reformation: The Spirituali [8:52]
5. The Battle For the Church [8:38]
6. A Secret Society Is Born [4:05]
7. Michelangelo Revealed [10:50]
8. Credits [1:15]

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