Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ben-Hur - Chariot Race Deaths

To give the scene more impact and realism, three lifelike dummies were placed at key points in the race to give the appearance of men being run over by chariots. Most notable is the stand-in dummy for Stephen Boyd's Messala that gets tangled up under the horses, getting battered by their hooves.
2:25 - best death, Chariot Racer gets OWNED
5:30 - Guard gets run over
7:35 - Messala gets trampled

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