You see, I object to some of the differences between the versions but there is also plenty of new material to kvetch about.
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71 Unlike the chariots in the 1959 version, made by Italian craftsmen and weighed 900lb, this time the team wanted to use the equivalent of Ferraris small and fast.
Il Duce thought Bushman was the hero of the film and considered him ideal for the role.Later, Ben-Hur encounters a former Roman soldier named Druses, who informs him that his mother Naomi and sister Tirzah are still alive.That being said, by keeping Walsh occupied with Ben-Hur just when his career was building momentum and then unceremoniously tossing him off the project, MGM did irreparable damage to his prospects.Iras puts on her best yarn wig, her finest lizard barrette, wears her sexiest perfume and generally vamps Judah up hill and down dale.65 67 The filming location had been approved by local officials, as well as Rome's mayor, Ignazio Marino, who lamented the decision to deny the producers access, saying, "The aim of the city administration isn't so much to raise revenue in exchange for the use.10 It was announced that the new film would differ from the 1959 version, and deal with the formative relationships of Ben-Hur and Messala growing up as best friends, before the Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem, and that Christ would have a prominent role.Mayer sailed for Rome with his family to give the film his personal attention.Carmel Myers got the part as Iras, the seductive Egyptian.It was an utter route.(image courtesy of Christopher Bird here are a few things to keep in mind: Religion and politics: Ben-Hur is full.
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