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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:02 pm 
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Boyd's role in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE is rather positive, however.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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So what's everyone's view of Judah's reaction to learning his mother & sister were alive all along after the chariot race & that they had Esther lie to him, which naturally just makes him want to go see them even more? Do you think that's Judah being disrespectful of their wishes, or do you think Judah is justified in wanting to see them in spite of their illness, after everything he's been through?


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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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I think he did what he thought was right, in the end it worked out well. His wish to see them again was so strong that he entered the valley of the lepers, risking his own life, just to see them again. Now that's love.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:06 pm 
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EL-CID-1983 wrote:
So what's everyone's view of Judah's reaction to learning his mother & sister were alive all along after the chariot race & that they had Esther lie to him, which naturally just makes him want to go see them even more? Do you think that's Judah being disrespectful of their wishes, or do you think Judah is justified in wanting to see them in spite of their illness, after everything he's been through?


It is so hard to say one way or the other. I can understand Judah going to see them. And remember, although he did go see them when he followed Esther to the valley of the lepers (that first time he went), he did not let them know that he had seen them. So I think in this way he was honoring their wishes. It wasn't until Judah believed there was hope for them to be cured that he allowed them to see him.

I also agree that Judah did what he thought best, and he acted out of love for his mother and Tirzah, so his motivations were right.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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I agree. Let's put ourselves in Judah's place, and think that someone we love deeply is severely ailing, but is not willing to let us know about it. What should we do? Should we sit still and do nothing because it would be disrespectful to the patient's wish? The way Judah was groaning silently against the stone, hiding himself from Miriam and Tizrah shows how much he loves them, and still does not want to startle and embarrass them with his presence. And finally he overcomes all weakness and steps into the dungeon to rescue them.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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Did any CHF members here ever see BEN-HUR at a cinema?


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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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James Byrne wrote:
Did any CHF members here ever see BEN-HUR at a cinema?

Not me... yet :sherlock:

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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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My sister went to a re-release of BEN-HUR in Birmingham, U.K., and she was the only one in the cinema!


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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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I am pretty sure I saw it in a theater several years ago. (There was a restored movie theater not too far from where I used to live that plays classic movies fairly often.) But it is strange that I cannot say with 100% certainty now! My memory seems to be getting worse about events of the past like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben-Hur (1959)
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James Byrne wrote:
My sister went to a re-release of BEN-HUR in Birmingham, U.K., and she was the only one in the cinema!


Whaaat??.... It is just very disappointing that people have been so lazy now-a-days ! They can leave such a chance and think of watching everything on DVD.

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