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Posted: 3/28/2009 4:15:04 PM EDT
I've never watched this movie and was wondering, Good or Bad?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:16:17 PM EDT
Is that the gladiator movie with the chariot races?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:17:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightdh:
I've never watched this movie and was wondering, Good or Bad?


Good. It was a modern marvel in cinematics in its time.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:17:02 PM EDT
It moves slow, like most of the great epic movies (Lawrence of Arabia comes to mind) but it is an excellent movie. I highly recommend it if you've got several hours to burn.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:17:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 4:18:08 PM EDT by nightdh]
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Is that the gladiator movie with the chariot races?


Thats what it said in the synopsis.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:18:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:22:11 PM EDT
8:20 and the opening credits just ended.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:22:58 PM EDT
Just be sure to watch it in widescreen.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:25:53 PM EDT
I wish I could, looks great as is though.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:35:06 PM EDT
Excellent movie with a legend as the lead.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:36:07 PM EDT
Eleven Oscars, filmed in 2.76:1 65 mm widescreen, Charlton Heston.
What more could you ask for?

Ben Hur - The Chariot race

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:36:28 PM EDT
Excellent movie.

Nice avatar.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:45:22 PM EDT
Ben Hur was the most expensive movie of its time. Among the better movies ever made.

Not too many of the orignal cast is alive today. Only Haya Harareet who played Judah's love interest Esther is still alive.

I really like Hungarian-born Miklós Rózsa's sound track.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:46:47 PM EDT
Is it on TV or something?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:48:53 PM EDT
Do you like Gladiator movies Billy?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:51:00 PM EDT
It is great movie with a great actor, Charlton Heston.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:53:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Elvis-Ar15:
Is it on TV or something?


Yes, TCM channel
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:57:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sabre_kc:
Excellent movie.

Nice avatar.


Thanks. It looks like I fotochopped a B1B onto a lake but its a real pic. Tried changing colors and contrasts with no results.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:58:36 PM EDT
Weren't there like 8 million horses who died in the making of that movie?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:01:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightdh:
Originally Posted By Elvis-Ar15:
Is it on TV or something?


Yes, TCM channel


Thanks
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:03:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Just be sure to watch it in widescreen.


TCM cuts to wide screen for the Chariot race
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:04:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Just be sure to watch it in widescreen.


+ infinity
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:10:35 PM EDT
Great Movie!! One C H's best.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:15:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:
Weren't there like 8 million horses who died in the making of that movie?


a stuntman's death remains in the final cut. His wish was to be seen f something were to happen to him. Then he got trampled.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:16:57 PM EDT
Possibly the greatest film ever made...of what is the greatest story ever told.

It is a true epic. One of my favorite scenes involves what I consider to be the sweetest revenge EVER...and I'm not talking about the race...rather the scene in the baths several minutes earlier.

One of my all time favorites. Buy it in HD widescreen. You won't be sorry.

And who among us thinks that Haya Hareet was hawt?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:27:01 PM EDT
The whole family watches it together every easter.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:34:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
The whole family watches it together every easter.


As do we...

There is a great lesson for the world there.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:34:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LWilde:
Possibly the greatest film ever made...of what is the greatest story ever told.

It is a true epic. One of my favorite scenes involves what I consider to be the sweetest revenge EVER...and I'm not talking about the race...rather the scene in the baths several minutes earlier.

One of my all time favorites. Buy it in HD widescreen. You won't be sorry.

And who among us thinks that Haya Hareet was hawt?




Well said. It's the top movie in my "List of Movies that one must see for one's life to be complete"
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:35:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
The whole family watches it together every easter.


That's good to hear. There aren't many traditions left in my family anymore.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:35:16 PM EDT
A real treat is watching for and seeing the Original Silent Ben-Hur. There are things in that movie that isn't in the CH movie. For instance in the silent the pirates tie a slave face first to the head of their ships ram. We don't quite see what happens to the slave, but we can image it.




14 Drill Sergeant!

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:39:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Elvis-Ar15:
Is it on TV or something?


Who needs TV if you've got the internet?

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:43:29 PM EDT
It's a pretty good movie. A classic.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:46:27 PM EDT
One of my all time favorite movies to watch. An Easter tradition in my house too.

Charlton Heston is great in the movie as is Stephen Boyd and Haya Harareet.

Judah Ben-Hur: Almost at the moment He died, I heard Him say, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
Esther: Even then.
Judah Ben-Hur: Even then. And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:48:35 PM EDT
It's got one of the best 1st Christmas scenes of any spear and sandal epic I've ever seen . I should dig out my VCR copy and watch it again. I remember seeing it for the 1st time when I was a kid, even got the Marx playset version of it for Christmas. Good film!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:53:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:
Weren't there like 8 million horses who died in the making of that movie?


Sure, but the cast/crew lunch buffets were FABULOUS.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:47:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 7:48:53 PM EDT by nightdh]
THANK YOU.The film was everything you all said it would be. I enjoyed the story and will be watching for it again.

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Is that the ULTIMATE CLASSIC gladiator movie with the chariot races?


Fixed.

And yes, it is.

Thie missus has never seen it, so I'm going to make her watch it tonight...


What were your lady's thoughts of the film HardShell?





Edited for spelling.

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:51:20 PM EDT
One of the most epic movies ever made.

Didn't hundreds of people die filming it?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:56:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jarlragnar:
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:
Weren't there like 8 million horses who died in the making of that movie?


a stuntman's death remains in the final cut. His wish was to be seen f something were to happen to him. Then he got trampled.


http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/benhur.asp
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:08:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:10:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jarlragnar:
Originally Posted By CanadianDave:
Weren't there like 8 million horses who died in the making of that movie?


a stuntman's death remains in the final cut. His wish was to be seen f something were to happen to him. Then he got trampled.
From IMDb:

The rumor that Stephen Boyd's double was killed during the chariot race is false. According to second-unit director Yakima Canutt, the "Messala" that was run over, a Roman soldier standing on the center island who was hit by a chariot and the driver of a spilled rig who jumped out of the way of one chariot but was immediately run over by another one were all articulated and weighted dummies (made with movable arm and leg joints), so when they were hit they "reacted" the way a normal human body would in that situation. A combination of adroit placement and expert editing made the dummies look like real people being run over.


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 12:48:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 12:53:37 AM EDT by Francisco_dAnconia]
As usual, the book, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, is better than the movie.

A few months ago I was reading the book during downtime at work and a few of my co-workers had never even heard of the movie.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 1:10:15 AM EDT
excellent
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 1:14:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 1:14:25 AM EDT by freeride21a]
Originally Posted By nightdh:
Originally Posted By sabre_kc:
Excellent movie.

Nice avatar.


Thanks. It looks like I fotochopped a B1B onto a lake but its a real pic. Tried changing colors and contrasts with no results.


It is actually a http://www.drublair.com/ painting!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 1:21:52 AM EDT
Great movie but it is long as hell. I suggest not watching it all at once or you'll get tired of it.

Heston is in his epic greatness. Maybe his best role.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 1:23:27 AM EDT
One word to describe the movie = EPIC
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:11:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By nightdh:
I've never watched this movie and was wondering, Good or Bad?



Take the time to watch it it is one of the best movies ever made.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:38:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TEXASROOTERSBROTHER:
Originally Posted By nightdh:
I've never watched this movie and was wondering, Good or Bad?



Take the time to watch it it is one of the best movies ever made.



Ramming Speed!

A true classic and worth the time to watch.

...and as for Dru Blair's superb artwork. "Power" , the B-1 painting, is likely his best, but "Timing Is Everything" is right up there as well. Anyone else think of the F-111 attack on the Elbe River bridges in RED STORM RISING when they saw this?

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:40:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nightdh:
I've never watched this movie and was wondering, Good or Bad?


Second-best movie ever made, second only to LOTR - Return of the King. The Oscar count proves it.

Ben-Hur is one of my all-time favorites, and has a soundtrack that I can say the same about.

I assume, of course, that we're discussing the Charleton Heston version...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:42:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 5:45:02 AM EDT by Zaphod]

Originally Posted By LWilde:
One of my favorite scenes involves what I consider to be the sweetest revenge EVER...and I'm not talking about the race...rather the scene in the baths several minutes earlier.


I will come back tomorrow. DON'T DISAPPOINT ME, MESSALA!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:44:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brokensky:
Anyone else think of the F-111 attack on the Elbe River bridges in RED STORM RISING when they saw this?

http://www.drublair.com/comersus/store/catalog/pr_timin.jpg


TRUMPETER! TRUMPETER! TRUMPETER!

Can you imagine if they made THAT into a good movie?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:49:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 5:50:22 AM EDT by cyclone]
One of the greatest movies of all time...........I rank it up there with "The Greatest Story ever Told" and "The Ten Commandments"...........Hollywood made lots of good movies back then, and it's too bad that epics such as this arent made today with frequency, but monetary issues would kill them

And yes, Haya Harareet was smoking, as was the un-named girl who was Judah Ben-Hur's girlfriend in Rome
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