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Ben-Hur

 

Ben Hur was made back when going to an epic movie was an international event. Great spectaculars were made with real people, mind-boggling sets and casts of thousands -- long before digital special effects made them all obsolete.

Epics were shown on gigantic screens in palatial movie houses, often with overtures and intermissions, and a really big movie was a cultural experience that everybody knew about. There’s no better example of those bygone days than 1959’s Ben Hur, a biblical sword-and-sandal epic that has it all – including a breathtaking, absolutely real chariot race


 

 

 

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