New York: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Grosset Dunlap.
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All told, there were 365 speaking parts in "Ben-Hur." Only four went to Hollywood actors: Heston, Martha Scott (who'd played his mother in "Ten Commandments" and did so again here Cathy O'Donnell (Wyler's sister-in-law, cast as Judah's sister and Sam Jaffe (as Ben-Hur family slave.
And 20th Century Fox's The Robe and its sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators, however, few of the resulting movies did more than modest business at the box office, and none received any serious critical respectability.Joshel, Sandra.; Malamud, Margaret;., Donald.The Story of the Making of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.149 Critical reception edit Ben-Hur received overwhelmingly positive reviews upon its release.New York: Random House.05 of 07 "Touch of Evil" - 1958, touch of Evil.97 Wealthy citizens and nobles of Rome, who wanted to portray their ancient selves, prostitution in philippine showbiz acted as extras in the villa scenes."Observations on the Italian Screen Scene." The New York Times.
100 More than three hours of music were composed for the film, 111 and two-and-a-half hours of it were finally used, making it (as of 2001) the longest score ever composed for a motion picture.
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Others inserted an admiration for Jewish people (who had founded the state of Israel by this time) and the more pluralistic society of 1950s America rather than the "Christian superiority" view of Wallace's novel.The 70mm lenses had a minimum focusing distance of 50 feet (15 m and the camera was mounted on a small Italian-made car so the camera crew could keep in front of the chariots.Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky.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."How I Survived the Fifties." The New Yorker.Rózsa himself directed the 100-piece MGM Symphony Orchestra during the 12 recording sessions (which stretched over 72 hours).(An assistant director on the sequence was future spaghetti-western maestro Sergio Leone.) Joe Canutt, the stunt coordinator's son, was Heston's double.The Libyan government learned that the production was scheduled to shoot in Israel.
Heston and Boyd spent weeks training to steer the four-horse chariot teams; in most of the shots, that's really the two stars at the reins.
In 2004, the National Film Preservation Board selected Ben-Hur for preservation by the National Film Registry for being a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" motion picture.