159 160 The lone category where Ben-Hur did not win was for Best Adapted Screenplay (losing to Room at the nutten skype Top and most observers attributed this to the controversy over the writing credit.
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Sacred Profanity: Spirituality at the Movies.A b Didinger,.36 Vidal admitted to William Morris in March 1959 that Fry rewrote as much as a third of the dialogue which Vidal had added to the first half of the script.49 Many of the camels, donkeys, and other exotic animals were sold to circuses and zoos in Europe.A b c Scheuer, Philip.J 63 64 Cathy O'Donnell was Wyler's sister-in-law, and although her career was in decline, Wyler cast her as Tirzah.However, a number of countriesincluding France, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdomwere also considered.83 Construction of miniatures for the entrance of Quintus Arrius into Rome and for the sea battle were under way by the end of November 1957.17 When adjusted for inflation, the budget of Ben Hur was approximately 127 million in constant dollars.The Libyan government learned that the production was scheduled to shoot in Israel.
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66 Wyler had met her at the Cannes Film Festival, where she impressed him with her conversational skills and force of personality.The book Movie Mistakes claims this is a myth.98 Seventy-eight horses were bought and imported from Yugoslavia and Sicily in November 1957, exercised into peak physical condition, and trained by Hollywood animal handler Glenn Randall to pull the quadriga (a Roman Empire chariot drawn by four horses abreast).15 Morgan Hudgens, publicity director for the film, however, wrote to Vidal in late May 1958 about the crucial scene, and implied there was a homosexual context: ". .Wyler himself said that he did not remember any conversation about this part of the script or Boyd's acting with Gore Vidal, 31 and that he discarded Vidal's draft in favor of Fry's.Arrius' galley is rammed and sunk, but Judah unchains the other rowers and rescues Arrius.
He singled out the galley rowing sequence, Jesus' journey to the place of crucifixion, and nearly all the sequences involving the lepers.