Month: December 2013

December 5, 2013 /

The Partial Historians take a walk into Dr Radford’s specialisation – history on film. And where better to start than with┬áSpartacus, the 1960 epic directed (eventually) by Stanley Kubrick and starring the one, the only, Kirk Douglas. This film has a highly complicated array of relationships to explore. There’s the 1951 novel that inspired the screenplay by Howard Fast. There’s the screenplay itself, where major credit is given to Dalton Trumbo. And there’s the complications…