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Claus Hipp’s Movie Pick
Claus Hipp has been a keen equestrian all his life. Perhaps he has always dreamt of riding a chariot. Certainly, his favourite film of all time features the most famous chariot race in movie history. It is, of course, the 1959 epic Ben-Hur.
DateOctober 17, 2014
Christoph Niemann’s Movie Pick
Christoph Niemann’s choice as his FMOAT is the chariot-charging 1959 epic Ben-Hur. “It has so much dynamism,” he says. “Although I’m not sure,” he adds, “whether my kids wouldn’t find it a bit on the slow side!”
DateDecember 13, 2013
Dieter Kosslick’s Movie Pick
It was of course fascinating to hear what the director of one of the world’s leading film festivals would choose as his FMOAT. And it was a movie from his childhood: the magnificent 1959 historical epic Ben-Hur. The film won eleven Oscars. But it also contained what might be one of the most famous bloopers of all time: in the legendary chariot race, one of Ben-Hur’s enemies can apparently be seen to be wearing a wrist-watch as he falls from his chariot!
DateMay 20, 2013