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Ben-Hur is a 2016 American epic historical drama film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley.It is the fifth film adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace following the 1907 silent short film, the 1925 silent film, the Academy Award-winning 1959 film and the 2003 animated film of the same name.
BEN-HUR, made in 1959, was the third movie to be made from Lew Wallace's successful novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The story takes place in the Holy Land just as a young carpenter from Nazareth is preaching a gospel of peace and mercy. Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is Jerusalem's.
Even so, BEN-HUR is a very entertaining, powerful re-imagining of the famous novel. Ultimately, caution is advised, mostly for some of BEN-HUR’s intense violence. The good news is that the movie’s ending sets viewers up for a possible sequel, where Judah and his family and friends go to Rome and meet with Christ’s disciples, as they do in the original novel.
Judah BEN-HUR (Jack Huston) is a wealthy Jewish prince.But then his brother, Messala (Toby Kebbell), betrays him to the Romans, and Ben-Hur is sent off to become a galley slave.When his ship sinks during a fierce battle, he escapes and is taken in by the wise Ilderim (Morgan Freeman), who's on his way to Jerusalem to participate in a grand chariot competition.
BEN HUR ranks among the most honored of films, taking 11 of 12 Academy awards. This beautifully crafted film begins with the birth of Christ and demonstrates a journey of faith of one man, Judah Ben-Hur, who goes from prince to prisoner to champion charioteer to Christian.
Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist, and starring Charlton Heston as the title character. A remake of the 1925 silent film with a similar title, it was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.The screenplay is credited to Karl Tunberg, but includes contributions from Maxwell Anderson, S. N.
During the reign of the emperor Tiberius, the Roman officer Messala arrives in Jerusalem as the new Tribune, head of the Roman garrison. Having spent much of his boyhood in Jerusalem while his father was provincial governor of Judea, Messala became close friends with Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince from a rich and influential family.