Scene of the Week: Ben-Hur

Now that the trailer for the Ben-Hur remake is out check out this excellent Chariot Race scene from the original Ben-Hur.

Ben Hur was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 11 Oscars. Here is the list of 11 Oscars that it won.

1. Best Picture
2. Best Directorm – William Wyler
3. Best Actor in a Leading Role – Charlton Heston
4. Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Hugh Griffith
5. Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Color, Edward C. Carfagno and William A. Horning (posthumous award) (art direction); Hugh Hunt (set decoration)
6. Best Cinematography, Color – Robert L. Surtees
7. Best Costume Design, Color – Elizabeth Haffenden
8. Best Special Effects – A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald and Milo Lory
9. Best Film Editing – John D. Dunning and Ralph E. Winters
10. Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture – Miklós Rózsa
11. Best Sound Recording – Franklin Milton, MGM Studio Sound Department

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    Here is the trailer of the Ben-Hur remake.

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    Ritz 5 years ago

    First time watched it. Had read a lot abt the race . Just excellent!!

    I doubt if remake can better this. Maybe in sound department and editing etc ..but here it seems as fresh as today.

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      aryan 5 years ago


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      sputnik 5 years ago

      Agree that the remake may be better in sound and editing etc but it looks more CGI and except for Morgan Freeman the other actors are relatively unknown.

      The original scene still looks so real. The scene I posted is only 4 min long. The scene is actually 9 min long and is the highlight of the movie.

      The movie used to release a lot in the 90s and I watched it in a empty theater back then and liked it. Its a three and a half hour movie.

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    Ben-Hur Official Trailer 3

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