A Podcast Event 3 Years in the Making

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Man the oars, because Ben-Hur (1959) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Tom Pandich, Internet Terrorist.

Review in a Nutshell: Widely recognized as one of the greatest films in American cinematic history, Ben-Hur is a sprawling, epic tale of revenge and redemption. It’s also a million years long and Chuck Heston has all the on-screen charisma of chunk of granite. Are Tom and I able to pay proper reverence to a film that garnered as many Academy awards as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King? Tune into find out.

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4 Responses

  1. Paul, as I said on your FB page, I think you need to ask for your money back if your film school teacher claims MGM didn’t exist in the 1950s!

  2. I guess it wasn’t clear from context, but the anecdote I shared with from my film history class was about a time period long before the 1950’s, i.e. back when it was still Metro Pictures Corporation and Loew’s Theaters.

  3. ::I guess it wasn’t clear from context, but the anecdote I shared with from my film history class was about a time period long before the 1950’s, i.e. back when it was still Metro Pictures Corporation and Loew’s Theaters.::

    No, it really wasn’t, Paul, given you were talking about the 1959 Ben-Hur at the time.

  4. Yeah, the “Tell, Don’t Show” kinda fits in with the crap I used to see out of religious-oriented materials back when I still cared about it. You realize a lot of it just comes off dry, yet today, I kinda like the idea of not seeing everything closeup!

    Ben Hur is just too iconic a film to be picked apart so easily outside the religious trappings.

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