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Ben-Hur, 1959

Ben-Hur
Directed by: William Wyler
Written by: Lew Wallace
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  212 min
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The mood of Ben-Hur is captivating, exciting, and tense. The plot centers around corrupt rulers, captivity, and a master warrior. It is a drama, period, and historical movie. Stylistically, Ben-Hur is epic and has a Hollywood tone. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is the Roman Empire. Ben-Hur happens in ancient times. The movie is known for being groundbreaking, a classic, and an Oscar winner. Note that it includes mild violent content.

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Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur

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Anno Domini: the seventh year of Augustus Caesar's reign. In the Roman province of Judea, Jews return... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 29 January 1960
Runtime: 212 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Charlton Heston for Best Actor at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Art Direction at the 1959 Academy Awards
Robert Surtees for Best Cinematography at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Costume Design at the 1959 Academy Awards
William Wyler for Best Director at the 1959 Academy Awards
John D. Dunning for Best Film Editing at the 1959 Academy Awards
Ralph E. Winters for Best Film Editing at the 1959 Academy Awards
Miklos Rozsa for Best Original Score at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound Effects at the 1959 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Special Effects at the 1959 Academy Awards
Hugh Griffith for Best Supporting Actor at the 1959 Academy Awards

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Charlton Heston Charlton Heston As Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkins As Quintus Arrius
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In short, Ben-Hur is a wonderful movie and no part of the movie is anything less than outstanding. And yet, the sum of the parts manages to be even greater than the parts themselves. The direction, the acting, the writing, the stunts and effects,...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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An epic, sure, but a bit lathargic
An epic if there ever was one. I can appreciate the ambition of the film making, but this isn't a film that has held up well over time. Rather than feeling sprawling and immersing, the epic felt rather drab. Scenes were dragged out and full of campy...
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23.January.2009 |  by: Alex Stajos
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