“Ben Hur” a path of redemption

Today the fourth cinematic adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a reimagining for the 21st century opens in theaters. The first, in 1907, was a silent short film and made without permission from Wallace's family. The heirs took the filmmakers to court over copyright infringement and it ended with the Supreme Court setting a legal precedent for film and theatrical adaptations of literary works. Carol Wallace, Wallace's great-great-granddaughter, was at the … [Read more...]

10 Commandments re-released (the ones by De Mille) for 55th anniversary with new features

 Paramount released the 55th anniversary edition of "The Ten Commandments" in DVD and Blu-ray today. For my capsule review click here and scroll down.Did you know that Charlton Heston's son Fraser played the baby Moses? Son Fraser narrates the new documentary included in the new release - and says he was born just in time to play this key role!Here's an interview with Fraser by James Plath Fraser Heston talks about the making of The Ten CommandmentsAs one of the best movies ever m … [Read more...]