Ben Hur – 1959
Everything about this film was big. The budget was the largest ever at this point, the set was the largest ever produced, the wardrobe designer oversaw 100 costume fabricators, a workshop employed 200 artists to create works of art for the film. Filming was 12-14 hours a day, 6 days a week for 7 months. More than 200 camels and 2,500 horses were used in the shooting of the film, with some 10,000 extras. It was the fastest-grossing as well as the highest-grossing film of 1959, in the process becoming the second-highest-grossing film in history at the time after Gone with the Wind. It won a record 11 Academy Awards, unequalled until Titanic in 1997.
Share a layout about something that became a much bigger project than expected.The famous chariot race takes place in a stadium that is curved at each end. Use curves or swirls in your layout today.
https://www.youtube.com/user/movieclips/search?query=ben+hur Assortment of Ben Hur clips
https://www.moviefone.com/2016/08/18/ben-hur-charlton-heston-facts/ 25 Things You Never Knew About the Original “Ben-Hur”
Our featured designer today is Claire Cummings from the ScrapHappy membership group.
Now it’s your turn! Scrapbook your layout and ‘load’ it up to the Flickr gallery by midnight Pacific time, tagged LOAD12. Happy scrapping!