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The Resource Ben-Hur, (videorecording / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler)

Ben-Hur, (videorecording / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler)

Label
Ben-Hur
Title
Ben-Hur
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; art director, Edward Carfagno, William A. Horning ; editors, John D. Dunning, Ralph E. Winters ; music, Miklós Rózsa ; costume designer, Elizabeth Haffenden
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles (1959 feature film only)
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1928-1977
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1925-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1878-1968
  • 1926-1994
  • 1922-
  • 1888-1960
  • 1909-1978
  • 1916-1991
  • 1907-
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Currie, Finlay
  • Thring, Frank
  • Longdon, Terence
  • Relph, George
  • Morell, André
  • Surtees, Robert
  • Dunning, John D.
  • Winters, Ralph E
  • Rózsa, Miklós
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
222
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feature films
  • Jesus Christ
  • Chariot racing
  • Holy Roman Empire
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur, (videorecording / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD format, full screen and widescreen versions, 4 discs
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1925 and 1959
  • Special features: Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with scene-specific comments from Charlton Heston; new digital transfer from restored 65MM elements; music-only track; Disc 3: the 1925 feature-length silent version of 'Ben-Hur with a stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis. Disc 4: 2005 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The epic that changed cinema'; current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film; 1994 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The making of an epic' hosted by Christopher Plummer; 'Directed by William Wyler' the 1986 Emmy Award-nominated documentary featuring the last interview with Wyler before his death; 'Ben-Hur: A journey through pictures' a new audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue; screen tests: Leslie Nielsen and Cesare Danova, Leslie Nielsen and Yale Wexler, George Baker and William Russel; highlights from the 4/4/1960 Academy Awards ceremony; vintage newsreels gallery; theatrical trailer gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm61281771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, dual layer, Region 1, widescreen (2.76:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur, (videorecording / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler)
Publication
Note
  • DVD format, full screen and widescreen versions, 4 discs
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1925 and 1959
  • Special features: Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with scene-specific comments from Charlton Heston; new digital transfer from restored 65MM elements; music-only track; Disc 3: the 1925 feature-length silent version of 'Ben-Hur with a stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis. Disc 4: 2005 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The epic that changed cinema'; current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film; 1994 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The making of an epic' hosted by Christopher Plummer; 'Directed by William Wyler' the 1986 Emmy Award-nominated documentary featuring the last interview with Wyler before his death; 'Ben-Hur: A journey through pictures' a new audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue; screen tests: Leslie Nielsen and Cesare Danova, Leslie Nielsen and Yale Wexler, George Baker and William Russel; highlights from the 4/4/1960 Academy Awards ceremony; vintage newsreels gallery; theatrical trailer gallery
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm61281771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, dual layer, Region 1, widescreen (2.76:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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