Monday, September 26, 2011

So Ignoble; So Highflying

LA Times reports:

William Wyler's 1959 epic, "Ben-Hur," getting the superstar treatment in Warner's 50th-anniversary ultimate collection edition arriving Tuesday in both regular DVD and Blu-ray.

Based on the novel by Lew Wallace, the period drama revolves around Judah Ben-Hur (Heston), a Palestinian nobleman who is enslaved by the Romans, engages in one of the most thrilling chariot races ever captured on screen, and even encounters Jesus Christ.

I left this comment there:

Reminds me of Hanan Ashrawi at the 1991 Madrid Conference referring to Jesus as a "Palestinian". There's no Palestine in the New testament but in Acts 8:1 you'll read the geographical terms of "Judea and Samaria". Yes, Palestine - Prima, Secunda and Tertia - came from the Philistines but Jesus, like Ben-Hur, for all intents and purposes, was a Judean. And Jewish.

But who needs a "Palestinian" when we have an Israeli:-

Ayelet Zurer to soar alongside Superman

Israeli actress wins major role in next Superman sequel - Superman's iconic red cape will be joined by a blue and white one when the superhero takes to the skies for his next movie battle with evil.

As Israeli actors continue to rise in the international movie scene, Ayelet Zurer, 42, is soaring above them all. Zurer has won a major role in the coming Superman movie sequel, which is set to feature Hollywood stars Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner, both Oscar winners. The sequel, “Man of Steel,” has begun production and is being directed by Zack Snyder, of “300” and “Dawn of the Dead” fame.

Zurer is confirmed to be in the cast, although her role is still the subject of speculation. She is rumored to play Superman’s Kryptonian mother, Lara Lor-Van, after the exit of Julia Ormond, who was originally cast in the role.


And Robert Avrech inserted it at Breitbart's Hollywood.


CAMERA informs us that the LATimes has corrected itself.


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