Anatomy of a Chariot Wreck: Comparing the ’59 ‘Ben-Hur’ with the ’16

It’s stunning to believe that in less than two weekend’s time Ben-Hur has become a byword for flop, failure, studio-breaker. This proud legendary story that gave the world a perennial best-seller, a Broadway sensation and two epic movies that shaped film-making in their respective generations – has become a laughingstock in ours. How did this [...]