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The Resource Ben-Hur (1959) : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording DVD)

Ben-Hur (1959) : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Ben-Hur (1959) : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur (1959)
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler
Title variation
William Wyler's presentation of
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
Summary
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive
Member of
Awards note
  • National Film Registry selection, 2004
  • Academy Award winner, 1959: Best Picture ; Best Director ; Best Actor (Heston) ; Best Supporting Actor (Griffith) ; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color ; Best Cinematography, Color ; Best Costume Design, Color ; Best Effects, Special Effects ; Best Film Editing ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture ; Best Sound.
Cataloging source
HQB
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English (5.1 surround) or French (surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1931-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Boyd, Stephen
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Runtime
212
Series statement
Warner Bros. classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Jesus Christ
  • Slaves
  • Judaea (Region)
  • Rome
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur (1959) : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Double sided disc must be flipped halfway through
  • Special features: Side A: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; side B: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic (behind-the-scenes documentary) ; screen tests ; photo gallery; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Feature film (part 1) -- side B. Feature film (part 2) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569550629
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm46453041
  • (OCoLC)46453041
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur (1959) : a tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
  • Double sided disc must be flipped halfway through
  • Special features: Side A: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; side B: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic (behind-the-scenes documentary) ; screen tests ; photo gallery; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Side A: Feature film (part 1) -- side B. Feature film (part 2) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (212 min.)
Isbn
9780790758459
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569550629
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
65506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm46453041
  • (OCoLC)46453041
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18)
Video recording format
DVD

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