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Actually, time is too short to go to the movies.

Right now, this remake is on my "bucket list" for a later occasion.



Naah... I know who won the chariot race, and I don't care if Judah and Messala had been gay lovers.

Marianne TheOtherTink

Well (wry smile), I think that it is not easy to improve or equal the great classics. But if we look behind myths and legends, and try to be more realistic, we see quite a few glorious images crumbling, as human nature was not better in the past than today. But that does not exclude great performances or an insight into other perspectives, even if it is not always easy to understand other or newer ideas.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

Actually, I think the 1959 production exceeded the 1926 one.  :)

But Ben Hur won the race both times.  :D

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol for the "won the race both times" - actually three times, if you add Wallace's novel.

Of course; the 1959 production was a movie of record awards:



and I must say that Charlton Heston's performance was outstanding.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink

My Grandmother told me once that Ben Hur was jokingly referred to as "Hurenbeni" in Germany.

Perhaps also in Switzerland?  :angel:

Marianne TheOtherTink

Lol - no, I did not hear about that. :D

Beni is used as short or pet name for Benjamin, Benedict, etc., or for "Ben", i.e. son in Hebrew and Arabic.

Well, I don't have to translate the "H" word from German, but if you want to translate the word "(la) hure" from French, it stands for the head of certain animals, like that of a boar, a pike, etc. (or a head trophy of a boar), further for a particular human face or head (in argot or slang), a brawn sausage (or "head cheese"), and, in Old English, Middle English and other languages:




No I won't. The theaters are too far away to just go and see another remake. Besides, how can anyone ever act better than Charlton Heston?



I won't be going.