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The Resource Ben-Hur, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents, (videorecording)

Ben-Hur, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents, (videorecording)

Label
Ben-Hur
Title
Ben-Hur
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jewish nobleman Judah Ben-Hur opposes the Roman tyranny in the times of Christ, and through his opposition brings tragedy to himself and his family. Follows his descent to slavery, back into the ruling class through finding favor with the master of a ship on which he was a slave. Culminates with the famous chariot race and the death of Christ
Awards note
Academy Awards, 1959: Best Picture; Best Director (William Wyler); Best Actor (Charlton Heston); Best Actor in a supporting role (Hugh Griffith); Best Color Cinematography (Robert L. Surtees); Best Art Direction-Color (William A. Horning & Edward Carfagno); Set Decoration (Hugh Hunt); Music: Best Scoring of a dramatic or comedy picture (Miklos Rozsa); Film editing (Ralph E. Winters & John D, Dunning); Costume Design-Color (Elizabeth Haffenden); Special effects (A. Arnold Gillespie and Robert MacDonald), visual -- (Milo Lory), audible.
Cataloging source
UBY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by William Wyler ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; art directors, William A. Horning and Edward Carfagno ; costumes designed by Elizabeth Haffenden ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; recording supervisor, Franklin Milton ; music by Miklos Rozsa
Intended audience
Rated: G
Language note
  • Closed captioned
  • English and French language tracks ; subtitles in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1931-1977
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1923-1970
  • 1891-1984
  • 1902-1981
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Wyler, William
  • Zimbalist, Sam
  • Tunberg, Karl
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
222
Series statement
Warner Bros. classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jews
  • Paganism
  • Chariot racing
  • Leprosy in the Bible
  • Holy Roman Empire
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as as motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Special features: audio commentary by Charlton Heston ; behind-the-scenes documentary ; screen tests ; photo gallery ; cast/director career highlights ; theatrical trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocm51591776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569550629
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 573353
  • 96470674
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; Dolby surround stereo ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as as motion picture in 1959
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Special features: audio commentary by Charlton Heston ; behind-the-scenes documentary ; screen tests ; photo gallery ; cast/director career highlights ; theatrical trailers
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocm51591776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569550629
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 573353
  • 96470674
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; Dolby surround stereo ; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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