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|Named Person:||Jesus Christ; Jesucristo|
|Material Type:||Biography, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Book|
|All Authors / Contributors:||William Wyler; Karl Tunberg; Sam Zimbalist; Charlton Heston; Jack Hawkins; Haya Harareet; Stephen Boyd; Hugh Griffith; Martha Scott; Cathy O'Donnell; Sam Jaffe; Finlay Currie; Frank Thring; Terence Longdon; George Relph; André Morell; Ramon Novarro; Francis X Bushman; May McAvoy; Betty Bronson; Clare McDowell; Kathleen Key; Carmel Myers; Nigel De Brulier; Mitchell Lewis; Leo White; Frank Currier; Charles Belcher; Dale Fuller; Winter Hall; Miklós Rózsa; Robert Surtees; William A Horning; Edward C Carfagno; Hugh Hunt; Arnold Gillespie; Lee LeBlanc; Robert R Hoag; Ralph E Winters; John D Dunning; Franklin Milton; Elizabeth Haffenden; Fred Niblo; June Mathis; Carey Wilson; Carl Davis; René Guissart; Karl Struss; Percy Hilburn; Clyde DeVinna; Cedric Gibbons; Horace Jackson; Lloyd Nosler; Gary Leva; Christopher Plummer; Scott Benson; May Adair Kaiser; Lew Wallace; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Thames Television, ltd.; Turner Entertainment Co.; Loew's Incorporated.; Leva Filmworks Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)|
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned. 1925 version: Silent film with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.|
|Notes:||Based on the novel: Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ / by General Lew Wallace.
Special features: Disc 1 & 2. Commentary by T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston; Music-only track. Disc 4. "Ben-Hur : the epic that changed cinema" featurette; "Ben-Hur : the making of an epic" featurette; "Ben-Hur : a journey through pictures" featurette; Screen tests (Leslie Nielsen, Cesare Danova, Yale Wexler, George Baker, William Russell, Hay Harareet); Vintage newsreels (Costliest film makes screen history, The night Ben-Hur comes to Broadway, West Coast welcomes Ben-Hur, VIP opening: capital welcome for Ben-Hur, Japan's emperor goes to the movies, Oscar likes Ben-Hur); "Highlights from 4/4/1960 Academy Awards Ceremony"; Theatrical trailers. Booklet: "The story of the making of Ben Hur" reprinted promotional material about the 1959 film.
|Credits:||Music by Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; additional photography, Harold E. Wellman and Pietro Portalupi ; art directors, William A. Horning and Edward Carfagno ; set decorations, Hugh Hunt ; special photographic effects, A. Arnold Gillespie, Lee LeBlanc and Robert R. Hoag ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; recording supervisor, Franklin Milton ; costumes designed by Elizabeth Haffenden.
1925 version: Music by Carl Davis ; continuity by Carey Wilson and Bess Meredyth ; directorial associates, Alfred L. Raboch and Reeves Eason ; photography by Rene Guissart, Karl Struss, Percy Hilburn, Clyde DeVinna ; art effects by Ferdinand P. Earle ; settings by Cedric Gibbons and Horace Jackson ; titles by Katharine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell ; film editor, Lloyd Nosler ; assistant director, Charles Stallings ; costumes by Theaterkunst Hermann J. Kaufmann.
|Performer(s):||Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell.
1925 version: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Leo White, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall.
|Awards:||National Film Registry selection, 2004 (1959 version). National Film Registry selection, 1997 (1925 version)
Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound.
|Description:||4 videodiscs (365 min.) : sd., color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)|
|Details:||DVD, dual-layer, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.|
|Contents:||Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler (222 min., c1959) --
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ / Thames Television and Turner Entertainment Co. present Thames silents ; Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; controlled by Loew's Incorporated ; produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in arrangement with Abraham L. Erlanger, Charles B. Dillingham and Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. ; directed by Fred Niblo ; adapted by June Mathis ; produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson (143 min., c1925) --
Ben Hur : the epic that changed cinema / produced and directed by Gary Leva ; edited by Anne Erikson ; Leva FilmWorks, Inc. (58 min., c2005) --
Ben-Hur : the making of an epic / narrated by Christopher Plummer ; produced and directed by Scott Benson ; written and co-produced by May Adair Kaiser ; edited by Allison Marks ; Turner Home Entertainement (58 min., c1993).
|Other Titles:||Ben-Hur, the epic that changed cinema.
Ben-Hur, the making of an epic.
Story of the making of Ben-Hur.
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
Thames silents (Television program)
|Responsibility:||Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler.|
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