12 123 p Economic conditions in Italy were poor at the time, and as shooting for the chariot scene wound down only 1,500 extras were needed on any given day.
Arrius successfully petitions Emperor Tiberius ( George Relph ) to free Judah, and adopts him as his son.
The lace for costumes came from France, while costume jewelry was purchased in Switzerland.
Present at the premiere were William Wyler, Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Martha Scott, Ramon Novarro (who played Judah Ben - Hur in the 1925 silent film version Spyros Skouras (president of the 20th Century Fox Barney Balaban (president of Paramount Pictures Jack.As Jesus is being marched through the streets and collapses while carrying his cross, Judah recognizes him as the man who gave him water years before, and returns the gesture.134 One of the most notable moments in the race came from a near-fatal accident when stunt man Joe Canutt, Yakima Canutt's son, was tossed into the air by accident; he incurred a minor chin injury.A b Pryor, Thomas.New York: Applause Theatre Cinema Books."An Actor to Watch Coronet, January 1, 1959,.78 Six of the 70mm lenses, each worth 100,000, were shipped to Rome for use by the production.Cyrino, Monica Silveira (2005).It was a frightening thing when all the great painters of twenty centuries have painted events you have to deal with, events in the life of the best-known man who ever lived.73 Wyler was best known for composition in depth, a visual technique in which people, props, and architecture are not merely composed horizontally but in depth of field as well.Lennox, Doug (November 1, 2010).Judah declines the offer, declaring that God will aid him in his quest for vengeance."Observations on the Italian Screen Scene." The New York Times." Ben - Hur." Paramount Pictures Having seen it, we can tell you it's one of the most thrilling parts of the movie.
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16 Zimbalist hired Wyler's long-term production supervisor, Henry Henigson, to oversee the film, and art directors William."Bank of America Wins Movie Suit." The New York Times.Charlton Heston has claimed that Fry was Wyler's first choice as screenwriter, but that Zimbalist forced him to use Vidal.Interests in the Middle East Since 1945.31 Whether Fry worked on the script before Vidal or not, sources agree that Fry arrived in Rome in early May 1958 and spent six days a week on the set, writing and rewriting lines of dialogue as well as entire scenes, until the picture.114 The musical soundtrack to Ben - Hur remained deeply influential into the mid 1970s, when film music composed by John Williams for films such as Jaws, Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark became more popular among composers and film-goers.B 5 Stewart Granger and Robert Taylor were reported to be in the running for the lead."Home Video: Old Favorites in a New Format." The New York Times.The sea battle was one of the first sequences created for the film, 102 filmed using miniatures in a huge tank on the back lot at the MGM Studios in Culver City, California, in November and December 1957.Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965.New York: Black Dog Leventhal.
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