History Literature / BenHur

19th Jul '17 12:08:48 AM jaydude1992
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* [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Artistic License - History]]: Roman war galleys typically used teams of professional rowers or even ordinary soldiers to man their oars, rather than slaves or condemned men.
11th Jun '17 5:24:18 AM RoryKurago
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* AdaptationalSexuality: There is nothing to imply in the book that Judah and Messala were ever lovers meaning Judah was never bisexual in the book.

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* AdaptationalSexuality: YMMV. There is nothing to imply in the book to imply that that Judah and Messala were ever lovers meaning Judah was never bisexual in the book.lovers.
30th May '17 9:34:04 AM Saveelich
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Originally a novel by Lewis "Lew" Wallace, a Union general in the American Civil War and the Governor of New Mexico, published in 1880. It was later adapted for the stage, and there are at least three film versions: one classic silent film from 1925 starring Ramon Novarro, one classic Panavision extravaganza from 1959, and one remake from 2016 starring Jack Huston and Creator/MorganFreeman.

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Originally a novel by Lewis "Lew" Wallace, a Union general in the American Civil War and the Governor of New Mexico, published in 1880. It was later adapted for the stage, and there are at least three film versions: one classic silent film from 1925 starring Ramon Novarro, one classic Panavision extravaganza from 1959, and one remake from 2016 starring Jack Huston Huston, Creator/TobyKebbell and Creator/MorganFreeman.
27th Apr '17 7:23:00 PM MormonPazazu
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the 2016 film Messala's wartime experiences are shown via flashbacks and he is shown as a skilled swordsman and also a competent commander. He is so good that in one battle the general in charge even gives him direct command of the Roman army.

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* AdaptationalBadass: In the 2016 film Messala's wartime experiences are shown via flashbacks and he is shown as a skilled swordsman and also a competent commander. He is so good that in one battle the panicking Roman general in charge even gives him direct command of the Roman army.
27th Apr '17 7:22:28 PM MormonPazazu
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*** On top of that Messala is also shown questioning some of the orders of his superiors both in the Jewish revolt and other wars he is shown participating in against enemies of Rome and even does his best to find a favorable settlement between the Jews and the Romans. Also he is shown saving Ben-Hur in his childhood and later truly begs for forgiveness from Ben after the climatic chariot race.

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*** On top of that Messala is also shown questioning some of the orders of his superiors both in the Jewish revolt and other wars he is shown participating in against enemies of Rome and even does his best to find a favorable settlement between the Jews and the Romans. Also he is shown saving Ben-Hur in his childhood and later truly begs for forgiveness from Ben after the climatic chariot race.race that Ben chooses to rescue him in his crippled condition.
22nd Apr '17 10:22:56 AM mavacca
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In the 2016 remake the Romans behave like this.
** Marcus Decimus dresses Messala down for having subjugated a village without razing it to the ground and killing all the inhabitants.
** The Romans desecrate an old Jewish cemetery by stealing the tombstones and using them to build their circus. [[LaserGuidedKarma The zealots are not happy...]]
** When the X Legion enters Jerusalem, it is preceded by soldiers who incite black dogs against the citizens.
** After Judah attacks Massala in the old Ben-Hur's house, Pilate orders a brutal reprisal. Twenty Jews are taken in the road and crucified.
18th Apr '17 3:42:21 AM mavacca
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* DayOfTheJackboot: The 2016 film hints at this trope when Legio X Fretensis marches into Jerusalem, chanting "Legio Aeterna Victrix" [[note]]More or less: "The legion will be forever victorious"[[/note]]. There is even a short scene with a soldier inciting a black dog to attack the stunned citizens.

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* DayOfTheJackboot: The 2016 film hints at this trope when Legio X Fretensis marches into Jerusalem, chanting "Legio Aeterna Victrix" [[note]]More or less: "The legion will be forever victorious"[[/note]]. There is even a short scene with [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a soldier inciting a black dog to attack the stunned citizens.citizens]].
18th Apr '17 3:37:07 AM mavacca
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* DayOfTheJackboot: The 2016 film hints at this trope when Legio X Fretensis marches into Jerusalem, chanting "Legio Aeterna Victrix". There is even a short scene with a soldier inciting a black dog to attack the stunned citizens.

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* DayOfTheJackboot: The 2016 film hints at this trope when Legio X Fretensis marches into Jerusalem, chanting "Legio Aeterna Victrix".Victrix" [[note]]More or less: "The legion will be forever victorious"[[/note]]. There is even a short scene with a soldier inciting a black dog to attack the stunned citizens.
17th Apr '17 11:27:03 AM mavacca
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* DayOfTheJackboot: The 2016 film hints at this trope when Legio X Fretensis marches into Jerusalem, chanting "Legio Aeterna Victrix". There is even a short scene with a soldier inciting a black dog to attack the stunned citizens.
17th Apr '17 10:57:09 AM mavacca
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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Pilate in the 2016 film after the climatic ChariotRace. Pointing out how the crowd enjoyed the (arguably horrific) spectacle, he notes that they have clearly started to accept and adhere to those Roman values they had despised and rejected as barbaric until very shortly before. Of course, this is before a [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} certain Nazarene]] dies on the cross, blessing his murderers...
-->'''Pilate:''' “Look at them. They all want blood. They're Romans now."
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