History Literature / BenHur

6th Dec '16 12:15:08 PM cordychase
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: During the climactic chariot race, Ben-Hur gets white horses, while Messala gets black.
2nd Dec '16 6:48:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HomoeroticSubtext: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxecELnxMYU A deliberate example.]] Director Creator/WilliamWyler and co-screenwriter Gore Vidal told Stephen Boyd, the actor portraying Messala, to play him as if he and Judah had been lovers as youths and that his vindictiveness is therefore motivated by a sexual and romantic rejection as much as a political one. They did not, however, tell Charlton Heston, who found out years later and was ''not'' pleased. This did add an interesting dynamic to the scenes between Judah and Messala, since Heston's uncomfortable reactions to some of Boyd's behavior came off as reluctance towards his former lover.

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* HomoeroticSubtext: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxecELnxMYU A deliberate example.]] Director Creator/WilliamWyler and co-screenwriter Gore Vidal Creator/GoreVidal told Stephen Boyd, the actor portraying Messala, to play him as if he and Judah had been lovers as youths and that his vindictiveness is therefore motivated by a sexual and romantic rejection as much as a political one. They did not, however, tell Charlton Heston, who found out years later and was ''not'' pleased. This did add an interesting dynamic to the scenes between Judah and Messala, since Heston's uncomfortable reactions to some of Boyd's behavior came off as reluctance towards his former lover.
18th Nov '16 9:22:59 AM LordGro
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* ChariotRace: The race is the TropeCodifier featuring SpikedWheels (Messala's "Greek chariot"), Messala whipping his horses and any driver within range, if you're tossed from the chariot, there's a token attempt at retrieval.
** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of "Ben Hur", preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.

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* ChariotRace: ChariotRace:
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The race is the TropeCodifier featuring SpikedWheels (Messala's "Greek chariot"), Messala whipping his horses and any driver within range, if you're tossed from the chariot, there's a token attempt at retrieval.
** Don't forget to check out In the ''silent'' silent movie version of "Ben Hur", preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently ''Ben Hur'', apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.
18th Nov '16 8:42:47 AM rafi
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** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of ''Literature/BenHur'', preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.

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** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of ''Literature/BenHur'', "Ben Hur", preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.
18th Nov '16 8:42:09 AM rafi
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* ChariotRace: The TropeCodifier.

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* ChariotRace: The TropeCodifier.race is the TropeCodifier featuring SpikedWheels (Messala's "Greek chariot"), Messala whipping his horses and any driver within range, if you're tossed from the chariot, there's a token attempt at retrieval.
** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of ''Literature/BenHur'', preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.
7th Oct '16 3:59:59 PM DustSnitch
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* RealMenLoveJesus: Judah is a {{Badass}}, and devout in his Jewish faith. In the end, he embraces the teachings of Jesus.

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* RealMenLoveJesus: Judah is a {{Badass}}, BadassIsraeli, and devout in his Jewish faith. In the end, he embraces the teachings of Jesus.Jesus as a miracle saves his family.
1st Oct '16 5:05:15 PM Saveelich
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Full title ''Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ''. [[{{Jesus}} Christ]] does have an important role in this story, [[HeroOfAnotherStory but it's often tangential]].

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Full title ''Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ''. [[{{Jesus}} The Christ]] does have an important role in this story, [[HeroOfAnotherStory but it's often tangential]].
22nd Aug '16 3:54:15 PM WoozyPounce
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* KarmaHoudini: Marcus Decimus in the 2016 version.
19th Aug '16 1:31:40 PM AzureOwl
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* HeelFaceTurn: In the 2016 film [[spoiler:Messala survives his crippling in the arena and makes peace with Judah, becoming his brother once more. It's implied that he even gets together with Tirzah]].
19th Aug '16 1:28:03 PM AzureOwl
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* TheFaceless / TheVoiceless: Jesus, in both film versions.

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* TheFaceless / TheVoiceless: Jesus, in both the first 2 film versions.versions, but not the 2016 film.
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