14 The film became notorious after its release for the egregious animal abuse involved in filming.
Parish, James Robert; Mank, Gregory.; Picchiarini, Richard (January 1, 1981).173 This four-disc edition included remastered images and audio, an additional commentary, two additional featurettes, and a complete version of the 1925 silent version of Ben-Hur.The lace for costumes came from France, while costume jewelry was purchased in Switzerland.Now You Know the Bible.Choosing the title role was difficult for June Mathis.
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174 In 2011, Warner Home Video released a 50th anniversary edition on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, making it the first home video release where the film is present on its original aspect ratio.
103 A mass media report in March 1959 indicated the running time was actually closer to five hours.
Retrieved June 24, 2012.F Paul Newman turned it down because he said he didn't have the legs to wear a tunic.Ben-Hur Summer's Last Tentpole, Gets A Trailer"."Arts, Briefly." The New York Times.12 frauen treffen in frankfurt By 1989, Ben-Hur had earned 90 million in worldwide theatrical rentals.48 Filming edit The chariot scene took five weeks (spread over three months) to film at a total cost of 1 million 132 and required more than 200 miles (320 km) of racing to complete.With the compliments of Quintus Arrius.Surtees, MGM executives made the decision to film the picture in a widescreen format, which Wyler strongly disliked."Home Video: All of 'Ben-Hur' and Its Secrets." The New York Times.The Story of the Making of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.124 126 The four statues atop the spina were 30 feet (9.1 m) high.British Board of Film Classification.6 In November 1953, MGM announced it had assigned producer Sam Zimbalist to the picture and hired screenwriter Karl Tunberg to write.
97 Wealthy citizens and nobles of Rome, who wanted to portray their ancient selves, acted as extras in the villa scenes.