History LIterature / BenHur

13th Feb '16 6:44:00 AM gallium
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The 1959 film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler, starring Creator/CharltonHeston, is by far the best known version. The [[Recap/BenHur plot summary]] (and most of the examples, unless otherwise noted) come from that film. At the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
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The 1959 film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler, starring Creator/CharltonHeston, is by far the best known version. The [[Recap/BenHur plot summary]] (and most of the examples, version, and unless otherwise noted) noted the examples below come from that version. See [[Recap/BenHur here]] for a plot summary of the 1959 film. At the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
8th Jan '16 9:48:26 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave: TropeCodifier. Chained rowers, brutal overseers with whips, and a drummer.

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* GalleySlave: SlaveGalley: TropeCodifier. Chained rowers, brutal overseers with whips, and a drummer.
3rd Jan '16 4:01:46 PM gallium
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the scene where Jesus gives Ben Hur water is shot in b&w
* SplashOfColor: Most of the 1925 silent version is shot in black and white, but all of the scenes that deal with Christ are in color, as is Ben-Hur's triumph and the final scene.
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* SplashOfColor: Most of the 1925 silent version is shot in black and white, but all most of the scenes that deal with Christ are in color, as is Ben-Hur's triumph and the final scene.
3rd Jan '16 3:57:37 PM gallium
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the 1925 movie Messala is shown being taken away from the chariot race injured but alive, and is described as "broken" after losing his fortune to Judah. He is never mentioned again.
3rd Jan '16 3:55:14 PM gallium
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, the plot is kicked off when Judah accidentally knocks a roof tile on the head of a Roman centurion and gets arrested. In the movie, Judah's sister is the one who dislodges the roof tile, but Judah deliberately takes the blame in an attempt to spare his sister. In the novel, when Judah is on a sinking slave ship, and finds himself unchained, he gets the hell off the ship. In the movie, Judah takes the opportunity to punch out a guard, steal his keys, and free all the other slaves on the ship, before escaping himself.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, the plot is kicked off when Judah accidentally knocks a roof tile on the head of a Roman centurion and gets arrested. In the movie, Judah's sister is the one who dislodges the roof tile, but Judah deliberately takes the blame in an attempt to spare his sister. (In the 1925 film it's Judah who knocks the tile.) In the novel, when Judah is on a sinking slave ship, and finds himself unchained, he gets the hell off the ship. In the movie, Judah takes the opportunity to punch out a guard, steal his keys, and free all the other slaves on the ship, before escaping himself.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: PropertyOfLove: In the novel, the plot 1925 film, Esther is kicked off when Judah accidentally knocks a roof tile on the head of a Roman centurion and gets arrested. In the movie, deemed to be Judah's sister is the one who dislodges the roof tile, but Judah deliberately takes the blame in an attempt to spare his sister. In the novel, when Judah is on slave, since her father was. She even makes a sinking slave ship, and finds himself unchained, he gets the hell off the ship. In the movie, Judah takes the opportunity to punch out a guard, steal his keys, and free all the other slaves on the ship, pose of submission before escaping himself.him. They declare their love for each other, but he never actually frees her.
3rd Jan '16 3:50:23 PM gallium
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* LastSupperSteal: The 1925 film recreates the painting--but since Jesus must remain TheFaceless, the shot in the movie has another disciple sitting directly in front of him.
8th Nov '15 4:15:36 PM eroock
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* ActingInTheDark: See HomoeroticSubtext below.
7th Jul '15 9:06:21 AM erforce
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At the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
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At the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
19th May '15 4:53:50 PM nombretomado
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At the AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
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At the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony in 1960, ''Ben-Hur'' cleaned house. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 11, missing only Adapted Screenplay. The film won Best Picture, Wyler won Best Director, Heston won Best Actor and Hugh Griffith took home Best Supporting Actor for playing Sheikh Ilderim. The 11 Oscars set a record, since tied by ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]''.
30th Apr '15 2:29:15 AM STFilmmaker
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* {{Determinator:}} Messala after being trampled by horses in the Chariot Race, is determined to stay alive so he could speak to Ben-Hur one last time.
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* {{Determinator:}} {{Determinator}} Messala after being trampled by horses in the Chariot Race, is determined to stay alive so he could speak to Ben-Hur one last time.
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