The Ben-Hur Franchise and the Rise of Blockbuster Hollywood

@inproceedings{Chian2021TheBF,
  title={The Ben-Hur Franchise and the Rise of Blockbuster Hollywood},
  author={Michael Chian},
  year={2021}
}
................................................................................................................................. V INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 1 ADAPTING THE NOVEL FOR THE SCREEN ...................................................................... 3 THE CREATION OF THE FILMS ............................................................................................ 4 THE… 

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