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The calibre of Bass’s collaborators spoke loudly for his talents. Although it wasn’t Stanley Kubrick who recruited him to piece together Spartacus’s opening sequences, their pairing was successful enough for a reunion 20 years later on The Shining. Kubrick had been an admirer of his fellow New Yorker from his early work with Otto Preminger. Not all of Bass's vision for Spartacus made it to the screen, though. His storyboards for the movie’s grandstand battle show an elliptical sequence with the camera lingering on fragments of the fighting – a row of shields here, a skewered legionary there – but in those long-distant days when budgets went up as well as down, it was scrapped in favour of just recreating the whole thing lock, stock and flaming barrel.

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