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Tax Breaks Bringing Hollywood Productions Back to Italy

The paparazzi have been busy this year chasing stars filming in the Eternal City, as Hollywood has rediscovered Italy, making the country — and Rome’s storied Cinecitta Studios — a hot destination for foreign shoots. 980 more words

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BEN-HUR NEWS: A NEW PHOTO FROM SET, JACK HUSTON SPEAKS ON THE FILM, TRAILER SPECULATION

We are indeed getting closer to seeing the first trailer for Ben-Hur.  In Fact, I expect it sometime in the next 2 weeks.  Really, the possibility that the first trailer could drop any day now is really high.   369 more words

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Van-dalism

Camper van step left
Jutting turns R.V. into
Ben Hur chariot

Talkin' Like a Liberal

Well, after all this time, they finally did it to me: got me to talk like a liberal. Now I know how Ben-Hur felt when Esther told him, “You have become Messala!” 366 more words

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Bread and Circuses

Winner: Pluto

Tonight saw the welcome return of Jaime, who has been home raising baby Rowan, and mom Ellen. They were a little rusty, but vow to do better next week. 562 more words

Ben-Hur (1959)

2.5/4

I knew Ben-Hur had a gay subtext going into it, but Jesus Christ I had no idea it was be this flamingly homoerotic. I suppose something had to be included to make the damn thing more entertaining; outside of the rightfully famous chariot race and a few other scenes of impressive scale and spectacle, the film is mostly a 3-and-a-half-hour dirge which could have been half the length it was if Charlton Heston didn’t spend 10 seconds grunting and staring intensely at other characters before and after every single line. 39 more words

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Encouraging Comments about Ben-Hur from the producers!

Many of you know how much I am looking forward to the remake of Ben-Hur.  It is hard to find real news about the project because I need to sift through all the articles crying about how it is horrible that they are remaking the “original.” Sometimes these articles are written with so much arrogance that it is hard to restrain myself.  795 more words

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