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How many Ben-Hur movies are there?

How many Ben-Hur movies are there?

The 1880 novel, written by civil war general Lew Wallace, has been adapted into a four-hour TV miniseries by ABC, a Broadway play of similar length, and no fewer than four theatrical films, including the 1959 classic with its notoriously dangerous chariot races.

Was Ben-Hur based on a true story?

Ben-Hur is a story of a fictional hero named Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman who was falsely accused and convicted of an attempted assassination of the Roman governor of Judaea and consequently enslaved by the Romans. He becomes a successful charioteer.

What is bigger than Ben-Hur?

(informal, comical) Huge, extravagant.

Was there a remake of Ben-Hur?

Ben-Hur is a 2016 American epic historical drama film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley….Ben-Hur (2016 film)

Screenplay by Keith Clarke John Ridley
Based on Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Produced by Sean Daniel Joni Levin Duncan Henderson

Does Netflix Have Ben-Hur?

Watch Ben-Hur | Netflix.

Where is Hur in the Bible?

In the Book of Exodus, Hur is first mentioned as a companion of Moses and Aaron watching the Battle of Rephidim against the Amalekites.

Where in the Bible does it talk about Ben-Hur?

Wallace wrote that he chose the name Ben-Hur “because it was biblical, and easily spelled, printed and pronounced.” The name appears once in the Bible (Hebrew: בן־חור), as the name of one of King Solomon’s twelve district governors (1 Kings 4:8).

Did Charlton Heston drive the chariot in Ben-Hur?

Charlton Heston had to learn how to drive a chariot, although he was an experienced horseman. He and Stephen Boyd, Messala, took daily three-hour lessons in chariot driving.

How long was the original Ben-Hur?

212 minutes
Ben-Hur (1959 film)

Running time 212 minutes (excluding overture, intermission, and entr’acte)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15.2 million

What movies are 3 hours?

The 33 Best Movies Over 3 Hours Long

  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
  • Andrei Rublev (1966)
  • The Godfather, Part II (1974)