Ben-Hur' Credit Is Urged for Fry." The New York Times.
127 A veterinarian, a harness maker, and 20 stable boys were employed to care for the horses and ensure they were outfitted for racing each day.
"Lew Wallace Got Ben-Hur Goingand He's Never Stopped." Life.
83 The firm of Danesi Brothers 128 built 18 chariots, 129 nine of which were used for practice, 128 each weighing 900 pounds (410 kg).116 In 2012, Film Score Monthly WaterTower Music issued region du vignoble bordelais a limited edition five-CD set of music from the film.A b c Kaplan,.67 Sam Jaffe was cast as Simonides on April 3, 1958, 68 and Finlay Currie was cast as Balthasar on the same day.Note: She was married to Robert Wyler, director William Wyler 's brother.Vidal also added small character touches to the script, such as Messala's purchase of a brooch for Tirzah and Ben-Hur's purchase of a horse for Messala.18 One notable change in the film involved the opening titles.New York: Facts on File.45 The final script ran 230 pages.8 In September 1955, Zimbalist, who continued to claim that Tunberg's script was complete, announced that a 7 million, six-to-seven month production would begin in April 1956 in either Israel or Egypt in MGM's new 65mm widescreen process, MGM Camera.
DeMille, 15 and make a "thinking man's" Biblical epic.
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A b Holloway, Ronald.Surtees, who had already filmed several of the most successful epics of the 1950s, was hired as cinematographer for the film.Special silk was imported from Thailand, the armor manufactured in West Germany, and the woolens made and embroidered in the United Kingdom and various countries of South America.Du Pont-Columbia University Survey of Broadcast Journalism.96 Costumes used in Ben-Hur The Ben-Hur production utilized 300 sets scattered over 148 acres (60 ha) and nine sound stages.The ratio of footage shot to footage used was 263:1, one of the highest ratios ever for a film.The Libyan Economy: Economic Diversification and International Repositioning.
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65 The Israeli actress Haya Harareet, a relative newcomer to film, was cast as Esther on May 16, 1958, 65 after providing a 30-second silent screen test.