History YMMV / BenHur

16th Apr '17 6:26:08 PM Thorion
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** For the 1959 film Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur (A rare occasion where the lead is one of these), Andre Morell as Sextus, Richard Hale as Gaspar, Duncan Lamont as Marius, Howard Long as Hortator and Laurence Payne as Joseph.

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** For the 1959 film Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur (A rare occasion where the lead is one of these), Andre Morell as Sextus, Richard Hale as Gaspar, Duncan Lamont as Marius, Howard Long as Hortator Marius and Laurence Payne as Joseph.
16th Apr '17 8:04:29 AM ooh
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Everybody knows about the movie, few have read, or even heard about the book.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Everybody knows about the 1959 movie, few have read, or even heard about the book.book, nor are they aware of the previous film adaptations.
16th Apr '17 7:41:47 AM Thorion
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** For the 2003 film Charlton Heston once again as Judah, Duncan Fraser as Messala

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** For the 2003 film Charlton Heston once again as Judah, Judah and Duncan Fraser as MessalaMessala.
16th Apr '17 7:41:22 AM Thorion
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: For the 1959 film Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur (A rare occasion where the lead is one of these), Andre Morell as Sextus, Richard Hale as Gaspar, Duncan Lamont as Marius, Howard Long as Hortator and Laurence Payne as Joseph.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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For the 1959 film Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur (A rare occasion where the lead is one of these), Andre Morell as Sextus, Richard Hale as Gaspar, Duncan Lamont as Marius, Howard Long as Hortator and Laurence Payne as Joseph.Joseph.
** For the 2003 film Charlton Heston once again as Judah, Duncan Fraser as Messala
1st Apr '17 8:09:48 AM Thorion
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* EndingFatigue: You'd think the story would end with Judah winning the chariot race.
** It was never about the race. [[FridgeBrilliance The movie is about letting go of the hate.]]

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* EndingFatigue: You'd think *EnsembleDarkhorse: For the story would end with 1959 film Charlton Heston as Judah winning Ben-Hur (A rare occasion where the chariot race.
** It was never about the race. [[FridgeBrilliance The movie
lead is about letting go one of the hate.]]these), Andre Morell as Sextus, Richard Hale as Gaspar, Duncan Lamont as Marius, Howard Long as Hortator and Laurence Payne as Joseph.
2nd Dec '16 6:47:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** True for modern audiences and readers. Although to be fair, it is the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century, and it was second only to the Bible as the best-selling book in America until Gone With the Wind was published over fifty years later.

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** True for modern audiences and readers. Although to be fair, it is the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century, and it was second only to the Bible as the best-selling book in America until Gone With the Wind ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' was published over fifty years later.
14th Sep '16 8:16:44 PM Mavakor
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** In the 2016 version, Judah breaking down in Esther's arms as Jesus dies, sobbing about losing his brother.
10th Sep '16 5:21:06 PM jameygamer
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* ToughActToFollow: After the 1959 adaptation became one of the all-time cinema masterpieces, it was a bit eyebrow raising to hear about a 2016 version. That one ended up becoming one of the biggest busts of 2016.
2nd Sep '16 1:17:59 AM HBarnill
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** From the remake: Judah's breakdown just as Jesus dies. He collapses into Esther's arms sobbing "I lost my brother."
25th Aug '16 8:46:58 PM Mavakor
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* From the remake: Judah's breakdown just as Jesus dies. He collapses into Esther's arms sobbing "I lost my brother."

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* ** From the remake: Judah's breakdown just as Jesus dies. He collapses into Esther's arms sobbing "I lost my brother."
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