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Are you not entertained?

A little Ben-Hur, Fall of the Roman Empire, Gladiator and Thor: Ragnarok arena – evolution-mash-up for all the sword-and-sandal fans out there.

Here’s to Stephen Boyd, Russell Crowe and Chris Hemsworth for keeping us all very entertained.

Stephen Boyd

Extra-special Features

Have you ever bought a DVD/blu-ray for one of the special features (or “extras”) rather than for the film or TV title itself? I’m not talking about upgrading something you already own by buying one of those special edition or anniversary releases, designed to make you buy the thing you already have by packing it with extra stuff that no self-respecting completist collector can be without, but actually buying a title you do not already have because you want one of the “extras” rather than (or more than) the title itself. 1,007 more words

Newspaper Caricatures of Stephen Boyd in Films

Daily News, NY, May 17, 1959 – “Woman Obsessed”

Daily News, NY, November 15, 1959-  “Ben-Hur”

Daily News, NY, August 27, 1961- “The Big Gamble” 15 more words

Stephen Boyd

Ben Hur

Ben Hur is definitely a film that I’m sure just about everyone has heard of at some point or another. It definitely became very well known as a film taking place during the crucifixion but seen through the eyes of a Roman centurion. 817 more words

Live Action Movies

Ben-Hur (1959)

Dir. William Wyler. Starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

This is weird for me to say about him, but Charlton Heston was the right man for the job. 1,555 more words


Day B: Ben Hur #AtoZChallenge

Sunday night, and I’m watching Ben Hur on the local PBS channel. I saw it the first time on a Saturday afternoon at the Rita Theatre in Del Rio, Texas, in 1961. 520 more words

A Tale of Two Easters

Last Easter, in April 2017, my wife and I spent the weekend with our youngest child in Boston, Mass., where she resided until last month. 359 more words