Concerned that a roaring Leo the Lion the MGM mascot would create the wrong mood for the sensitive and sacred nativity sceneWyler received permission to replace the traditional logo with one in which Leo the Lion is quiet. A Tale of the Christran to about pages. Zimbalist hired a number of screenwriters to cut the story down and turn the novel into a script. According to Gore Vidalmore than 12 versions of the script had been written by various writers by the spring of
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Under the influence of the oppressive Roman Empire, the land seethes with talk of revolt, and Caesar has sent more soldiers to quell the potential uprising.
The new Tribune Messala Stephen Boyd once lived in Judea as a boy, and longs to rekindle his old friendship with Judah, but when they meet it is obvious that Messala has been changed by the years he has been away, fighting the enemies of the Empire.
He is harsh and calculating, driven by ambition, and eager to prove himself to Caesar.
Asking Judah for help in rounding up the local dissenters, they argue, and when Judah refuses to betray his own people Messala declares that they must be either friends or enemies, and leaves in anger.
She dislodges a few roof tiles which fall onto the new Governor as he rides by, and Messala seizes an opportunity. Arresting Judah, his sister and mother, he throws them all into prison. Judah learns that he is to be condemned without trial or hearing, and flies into a desparate rage.
Messala calmly explains that by condemning an old friend without hesitation, he will show the rest of Judea that he is to be feared. Chained to a group of criminals, Judah is marched through the desert.
Barely alive, they pass though a village called Nazareth, where a compassionate young man gives him water. Gazing into his eyes, Judah is filled with wonder, and recieves the life-giving gift of a simple drink. When an angry Roman guard barks the young man rises and the guard stares into his face, percieving something there that, perhaps for the first time in his life, forces the Roman to back down.
Judah is marched away with the other condemned men, but continues to gaze back at the man who saved his life. Judah rows his life away in the galleys.
When the new centurion Quintas Arrius Jack Hawkins comes aboard, he puts all the slaves to a test of endurance, looking for any with enough spirit to defy him. Judah, filled with hate for the Romans, catches his eye.
Soon the fleet engages the enemy in battle and in the mayhem, Arrius is cast overboard only to be saved by the slave Judah Ben-Hur. Finding his fleet victorius, he returns in triumph to Rome with Judah at his side and after a time adopts him as a son.
Balthasar now seeks Christ grown into a man, and befriends Judah, sensing the goodness of his soul, but also the hatred for an old enemy.
Finding that Judah is skilled in chariot racing, Sheik Ilderim coaches Judah to ride his team of white horses in the upcoming race against Messala and his notorious blacks.
Judah accepts and prepares to meet Messala in the arena. In the arena, many fortunes can change. Entering the arena, the contestants line up and await the signal from the governor, Pontius Pilate.
He drops a white cloth, and the race is on. In this spectacular contest many other teams crash, and Judah and Messala collide time and again, striving for the lead.
When Messala, consumed by his desire to defeat Judah, crashes his chariot into another, he is thrown out and dragged behind his own stampeding horses, then trampled by others as they race around the track.
Judah rides to a glorius victory, and the shattered body of Messala is carried away. As his life ebbs, Messala confronts Judah one last time, and tells him that his mother and sister are not dead as was thought, but alive, condemed to the living death of lepers.The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of computer animation (and therefore an extraordinarily influential part of The Renaissance Age of Animation), Toy Story is a renowned film from Pixar about toys that come to life when their owners aren't around.
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The Hitchcock double CD includes six . The film music analysis below will examine thematic transformation in three prominent leitmotifs from the film: those for Esther (or the love theme), friendship, and hatred.
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