AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 15 – August 19: BEN-HUR

Opening Aug. 19, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Ben-Hur,
One’s first thought on the remake of Ben-Hur might be “Why, exactly?” The era of sword and sandals epics may have reached a fever pitch in 1959, with Chuck Heston traipsing about in a metal skirt and breastplates Even in the early days of the genre, the camp factor was high, with Tony Curtis and his liquid eyes getting Laurence Olivier into hot water in <emSpartacus (1960). The genre seems to be periodically rediscovered every few years. Read On…

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