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British Lights Film Journal.A new Roman officer Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins) arrives on board to take command.Vidal first made the claim in an interview in the 1995 documentary film The Celluloid Closet, and asserted that he persuaded Wyler to direct Stephen Boyd to play the role as if he were a spurned homosexual lover.At 15 million and shot on a grand scale, it was a tremendous make-or-break risk for MGM Studios - and ultimately saved the studio from bankruptcy."Ben-Hur AFI Catalog of Feature Films, American Film Institute, 2014, accessed March 13, 2014; Otman and Karlberg,.Ironically, Judah becomes an expert charioteer in the great circus (arena one of the classic Roman arts of war that he once rejected.49 The chariots were also returned to the.S., where they were used as promotional props.81 Pre-production began at Cinecittà Studios around October 1957.The magnitude of the physical and technical production is unsurpassed.Judah's childhood friend, the Roman citizen suche frau kiel Messala ( Stephen Boyd is now a tribune.Among the other excellent characterizations are those of Hugh Griffith, as Sheik Iderim; Martha Scott, Ben-Hur's mother; Cathy O'Donnell, the sister; Finlay Currie, Balthasar, the wise man; Frank Thring, Pontius Pilate; Ady Berber, bordell finden Malluch; Andre Morell, Sextus; George Relph, Tiberius; Terence Longdon, Drusus; Laurence Payne, Joseph;.One who would rule them with love and not the whip.17 51 The Romans were the aristocrats in the film, and Wyler believed that American audiences would interpret British accents as patrician.122 Knowing that the chariot race would be primarily composed of close-up and medium shots, Wyler added the parade in formation (even though it was not historically accurate) to impress the audience with the grandeur of the arena.Accessed April 21, 2012.As of 2001, it is the only musical score in the ancient and medieval epic genre of film to win an Oscar.Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times called it "magnificent, inspiring, awesome, enthralling, and all the other adjectives you have been reading about." 153 He also called the editing "generally expert" although at times abrupt.Perhaps he's standing in a doorway somewhere on a hilltop.
Arrius admires Judah's determination and self-discipline, and offers to train him as a gladiator or charioteer.