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Encyclopedia > 1959 in film
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Events

Top grossing films

North America
  1. Auntie Mame
  2. The Shaggy Dog
  3. Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon
  4. Pillow Talk
  5. Imitation of Life
  6. The Nun's Story
  7. tie Anatomy of a Murder and Hitchcock's North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
  8. Sleeping Beauty
  9. Rio Bravo

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Ben-Hur (1959 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (784 words)
Ben-Hur is a 1959 film directed by William Wyler and is, today, the best-known version of the film based on the 1880 book by Lew Wallace, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
The movie was filmed in a process known as "MGM Camera 65", a 70 mm anamorphic print with an aspect ratio of 2.76:1, considered to be one of the widest prints ever made, having a width of almost three times its height.
Filmed long before the advent of computer-generated effects, it took over three months alone to film, including 8000 extras on the largest film set ever built, some 18 acres (73,000 m²).
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