SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/18
To refer to Ben-Hur as a sample of perfection in filmmaking is an exaggeration, but not so big. Wyler's fantastic vision and scale is certainly not the very first adaptation of the story, yet it holds a seminal place among the greatest Hollywood epics. There is no equivalent picture to this film in the 50s; the influence Ben-Hur planted as a seed in the prolific year of 1959 would grow and flourish during the 60s. Even now, technically, the chariot race is also mind-blowing.