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Oh, Ben Hur is on - must be Easter. *g* Along with Logan's Run that was a movie which as a child kinda left me scratching my head on why the bad guy turned just SO badly and so vengefully on their former bestest friend forever. I mean, it was uncanny. And it wasn't like they played it as said best friend only pretending but as genuinely caring (up to being mega-obsessed with) their friend.

When Messala lies on his deathbed, he basically refuses surgery to save his life to instead wait around for Judah to show up and be able to face him as he is/was. Jeeze. In today's time, fandom would be all over a movie like that.

I never knew that apparently Stephen Boyd had been explicitely directed to act as a spurned lover as his background motivation. And of course noone told Heston about it. Haha, I would have laughed myself silly during shooting if that is true.

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legoline
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I've never seen that movie. I feel bad now :)
astri13
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
You banause! :-p Kidding. I've probably seen all those old movies because I watched them every year with my Mom. These days, I'm only skipping to bits and pieces, like the chariot race, because it's quite long.
legoline
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
:-p It's just that I have never cared for "Sandalenfilme" and it's still one of those periods of time I'm not very interested in. I do have some impeccable timing occasionally, though, and have thus managed to catch both the moments when Moses returns with the Ten Commandments and the "I am Spartacus!" line while switching channels, so I'm at least good for those movies, I guess? :-p

I have seen "Gone With The Wind" twice, though. And all of the Winnetou movies, and possibly all of the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer ones as well. That's got to count for something :-)
astri13
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
It's just that I have never cared for "Sandalenfilme" and it's still one of those periods of time I'm not very interested in.

I'm just the opposite, I love ancient Rome/Greek/Egypt. Probably caught "the bug" because my Mom is a history teacher and she'd always tell lots of stories and historical anecdotes of that time.

If I had a time travelling device, I would totally love to visit those ages.

I have seen "Gone With The Wind" twice, though. And all of the Winnetou movies, and possibly all of the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer ones as well. That's got to count for something :-)

Wel, maybe a tiny little thing. :-p
legoline
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
It's like everybody except for me is interested in that period of time. Would you believe that I only learned a couple of months ago they could actually fill the Colosseum with water? And it's not like I'm not a history buff, I mean, I even took history A-Levels and almost picked it as a subject at university, but Ancient Rome/Greece/Egypt--not for me. (On the other hand, get me talking about Anglo-Saxon England and I probably won't shut up for a while :-p )

If I had a time travelling device, I would totally love to visit those ages.

I think I'd go back to the 1920s. Or maybe the early 19th century, for a few days :-)

Wel, maybe a tiny little thing. :-p
Good :)
astri13
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
(On the other hand, get me talking about Anglo-Saxon England and I probably won't shut up for a while :-p

Oh, I'm totally into medieval times as well. Basically, everything until say the French Revolution, after that my interest completely cuts off and the closer you get to the present, the less can you get me to pay attention to it. "Recent history" was also so boring for me in school.

legoline
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I quite like the 19th century, actually (must be because I used to read Oliver Twist a lot when I was younger :-p )and I'm a little sad we never really went past 1945 at school. I find everything fascinating, really, but Ancient Rome/Greece/Egypt...we were tortured with that stuff early in school and didn't have a good teacher and that may have spoiled it for me.

katikat
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite of these old movies is Spartacus and that because of the awesome friendship between Spartacus and Antoninus. When they have to fight to death... ;_;
astri13
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
I couldn't even name my favourite, I just just to "inhale" those old classics as a kid.

because of the awesome friendship between Spartacus and Antoninus. When they have to fight to death.

Awww, the memories. Spartacus just ended a bit too sad for me when I was young. I know there was the hopeful scene when Varinia shows him his newborn son as a free man and Spartacus hasn't fought/died for nothing but still. Sniffle.
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