Silent Movie Myth: The first “Ben-Hur” film was made in 1907 and all subsequent versions are remakes

When the trailer for the new Ben-Hur was released, the internet went a little silly. There were people complaining that the classic 1959 version was being remade (scandal!) and then there were people who pointed out that the beloved Charlton Heston flick was itself a remake. (Guess which club I belonged to.)

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