History YMMV / BenHur

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."
25th Aug '16 8:46:25 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."
20th Aug '16 1:16:11 PM dws1982
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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.
28th May '16 6:48:22 PM wittylibrarian
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** It was never about the race. [[FridgeBrilliance The movie is about letting go of the hate.]]
26th Apr '16 2:18:33 AM Adept
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* HoYay: Between Ben-Hur and Messala, as stated on the main page.

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* HoYay: Between Ben-Hur and Messala, as stated on the main page.



*** As impossible as it may seem, an AnimatedAdaptation that was made between the two Heston films took it a step further by Messala at one point referring to Drusus as "My Drusus."

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*** ** As impossible as it may seem, an AnimatedAdaptation that was made between the two Heston films took it a step further by Messala at one point referring to Drusus as "My Drusus."
26th Mar '16 2:42:34 PM Thorion
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*** As impossible as it may seem, an AnimatedAdaptation that was made between the two Heston films took it a step further by Messala at one point referring to Drusus as "My Drusus."
29th Jun '15 7:26:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: '''MiklosRozsa''' for the win. '''Big''' Fucking Movie gets '''Big''' Fucking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaqlY8_4T90 Score.]]

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: '''MiklosRozsa''' '''Music/MiklosRozsa''' for the win. '''Big''' Fucking Movie gets '''Big''' Fucking [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaqlY8_4T90 Score.]]
5th Jun '15 6:56:08 AM harryhenry
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** True for modern audiences, no doubt, but the book was the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century and was very popular far into the twentieth century. As of 2013, it has still never been out of print.



** But the point of the whole story is to show that getting personal revenge over Massala was ultimately meaningless and that winning the race wasn't what allowed Judah to come to terms with his past. You can't get that by ending with the chariot race.



** Come to think of it, there seemed to be a little something between Messala and his henchman Drusus as well. Watch Drusus when Messala gets trampled in the race.

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** Come to think of it, there seemed There seemes to be a little something between Messala and his henchman Drusus as well.Drusus. Watch Drusus when Messala gets trampled in the race.



23rd Dec '14 10:59:27 PM CaptEquinox
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** Come to think of it, there seemed to be a little something between Messala and his henchman Drusus as well.

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** Come to think of it, there seemed to be a little something between Messala and his henchman Drusus as well. Watch Drusus when Messala gets trampled in the race.
** The guys in the bathhouse when Ilderim arrives to make book on the upcoming race.
20th Jul '14 6:51:11 AM LogoP
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* UnfortunateImplications: In light of the AmbiguouslyGay subtext concerning Messala (see main page) some might view his [[spoiler: death during the chariot race]] as gay bashing (made at a time when most people, not just Hollywood, saw homosexuality as some terrible perversion).
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