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What Happened to Ben-Hur?


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Ya know, I'm not really sure what happens to the guy after he gives Jesus that cup of water and his mother and sister's leprosy are cured by the falling rain.

(...and 'cause Wyler ends the movie right there as I recall)

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2 minutes ago, Allhallowsday said:

No, Juda soon feels the sword taken from his hand... ;)

Aaah! But NOT from his, ahem, "cold DEAD hand", I would assume, right?!

And so then AFTER that, what happens to the guy? 

(...wait, lemme guess...he ends up time traveling to the year 2022 and only to discover people are eating processed other people, right?!)

 

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2 hours ago, cmovieviewer said:

Ben-Hur (1959) was on late Tuesday evening as part of a "Stuntmen in the Movies" theme, so it was likely too soon to schedule it again on Sunday.  Unfortunately it was not included for streaming on WatchTCM.

Oh, that's not kept TCM from repeating a movie before.

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4 hours ago, cmovieviewer said:

Ben-Hur (1959) was on late Tuesday evening as part of a "Stuntmen in the Movies" theme, so it was likely too soon to schedule it again on Sunday.  Unfortunately it was not included for streaming on WatchTCM.

And I'm pretty sure it was on within the previous week or two... I actually saw some of the recent wee hour showing... BEN HUR is repeated often. 

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On 4/15/2022 at 2:09 PM, cmovieviewer said:

Ben-Hur (1959) was on late Tuesday evening as part of a "Stuntmen in the Movies" theme, so it was likely too soon to schedule it again on Sunday.  Unfortunately it was not included for streaming on WatchTCM.

What about the silent version then? TCM often repeats films in the same week.

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3 hours ago, Hibi said:

What about the silent version then? TCM often repeats films in the same week.

 More than you wanted to know, here is 12 years of Ben-Hur on TCM:

 - The 1959 version

 2011 (4) - 2-24, 9-24, 10-4, 12-18    (no Easter 4-24)
 2012 (2) - 2-20, 11-24                        (no Easter 4-8)
 2013 (4) - 2-16, 3-31 (Easter), 8-5, 12-25
 2014 (3) - 2-18, 4-18 (Good Friday), 12-23
 2015 (4) - 2-17, 4-5 (Easter), 4-24, 12-23        
 2016 (4) - 2-1, 3-20, 6-27, 12-25     (no Easter 3-27)
 2017 (4) - 2-3, 4-16 (Easter), 12-14, 12-23
 2018 (3) - 2-3, 4-1 (Easter), 12-22        
 2019 (3) - 1-3, 2-18, 12-2                  (no Easter 4-21)
 2020 (3) - 4-12 (Easter), 8-30, 12-26        
 2021 (2) - 4-2 (Good Friday), 12-19
 2022 (2) so far - 3-9, 4-13                (no Easter 4-17)   

 38 showings

 
 - the 1925 silent version Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

 2011 (1) - 12-19
 2012 (0)
 2013 (2) - 8-8, 12-23
 2014 (2) - 4-17, 11-10
 2015 (1) - 12-20
 2016 (1) - 12-18
 2017 (3) - 4-16 (Easter), 6-2, 10-2
 2018 (1) - 12-9
 2019 (2) - 12-2, 12-22
 2020 (0)
 2021 (2) - 8-12, 10-4
 2022 (0) so far

 15 showings

Based on history, it is very likely that Ben-Hur (1959) will be shown again in December.

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On 4/15/2022 at 3:04 PM, Allhallowsday said:

Y'know that scene in Ben Hur is played with HAYA HARAREET so the sword taken from his hand must have been the sword of his desire... ?

So, was that "sword of his desire" supposed to be some kind of Fellini-like subtext?  Like the train charging into the tunnel in NORTH BY NORTHWEST?  ;) 

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27 minutes ago, cmovieviewer said:

 More than you wanted to know, here is 12 years of Ben-Hur on TCM:

 - The 1959 version

 2011 (4) - 2-24, 9-24, 10-4, 12-18    (no Easter 4-24)
 2012 (2) - 2-20, 11-24                        (no Easter 4-8)
 2013 (4) - 2-16, 3-31 (Easter), 8-5, 12-25
 2014 (3) - 2-18, 4-18 (Good Friday), 12-23
 2015 (4) - 2-17, 4-5 (Easter), 4-24, 12-23        
 2016 (4) - 2-1, 3-20, 6-27, 12-25     (no Easter 3-27)
 2017 (4) - 2-3, 4-16 (Easter), 12-14, 12-23
 2018 (3) - 2-3, 4-1 (Easter), 12-22        
 2019 (3) - 1-3, 2-18, 12-2                  (no Easter 4-21)
 2020 (3) - 4-12 (Easter), 8-30, 12-26        
 2021 (2) - 4-2 (Good Friday), 12-19
 2022 (2) so far - 3-9, 4-13                (no Easter 4-17)   

 38 showings

 
 - the 1925 silent version Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

 2011 (1) - 12-19
 2012 (0)
 2013 (2) - 8-8, 12-23
 2014 (2) - 4-17, 11-10
 2015 (1) - 12-20
 2016 (1) - 12-18
 2017 (3) - 4-16 (Easter), 6-2, 10-2
 2018 (1) - 12-9
 2019 (2) - 12-2, 12-22
 2020 (0)
 2021 (2) - 8-12, 10-4
 2022 (0) so far

 15 showings

Based on history, it is very likely that Ben-Hur (1959) will be shown again in December.

Somebody has too little to do. 

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5 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

So, was that "sword of his desire" supposed to be some kind of Fellini-like subtext?  Like the train charging into the tunnel in NORTH BY NORTHWEST?  ;) 

Sepiatone

Don't know, but sometime I heard on TCM supposedly STEPHEN BOYD  was advised to play his reunion scene with CHARLTON HESTON... as a love scene...!  (Charley didn't know that.)

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17 hours ago, Allhallowsday said:

Don't know, but sometime I heard on TCM supposedly STEPHEN BOYD  was advised to play his reunion scene with CHARLTON HESTON... as a love scene...!  (Charley didn't know that.)

:rolleyes:

I think it more goes to the insistence by some that  Messala and Ben's relationship was a homosexual one based on the movie's lines.... Mesala:"Friends forever."  Ben-Hur:"In every way."

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On 4/19/2022 at 2:00 PM, TomJH said:

If they had cut Messala's death scene in half they could have saved at least an hour.

You're going to give Sydney Pollack the heebie-jeebies re-editing the movie like that.

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