Charlton Heston: Articles


'Magnificent Obsession' Book: Film Fans' 'Outrageous History' from Classic Hollywood Screenwriters to Gay Porn Actors

Magnificent Obsession book by Anthony Slide. Whereas Lloyd C. Douglas' 1929 Magnificent Obsession book dealt with a playboy's urge to restore the eyesight of the woman he had accidentally blinded, Anthony Slide's latest explores the lives and times of movie buffs. Now, are Twilight, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers fans as consumed with passion […]


31 Days of Oscar: 'Ben-Hur' Proves Bigger Not Necessarily Better

'Ben-Hur' 1959 with Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston: TCM's '31 Days of Oscar.' '31 Days of Oscar': 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Ben-Hur' in, Paramount stars out Today, Feb. 1, '16, Turner Classic Movies is kicking off the 21st edition of its “31 Days of Oscar.” While the Academy of Motion […]


Jack Huston in 'Ben-Hur' Remake?

Jack Huston. Jack Huston cast in 'Ben-Hur' remake? 'Boardwalk Empire' actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest Ben-Hur “remake,” to be jointly […]


Charlton Heston: Moses Minus Staff Plus Chariot Equals Ben-Hur

Charlton Heston. Charlton Heston: Moses has his 'Summer Under the Stars' day Charlton Heston is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star on Monday, August 5, 2013. TCM will be presenting one Heston movie premiere: Guy Green's Hawaiian-set family drama Diamond Head (1963), in which Heston plays a pineapple […]


Gore Vidal Controversial Movies: Gay 'Ben-Hur' Subtext?

Gore Vidal movies: The Best Man, Caligula, Suddenly Last Summer. (Image: A young Gore Vidal.) Author, playwright, screenwriter, acerbic storyteller, and political commentator Gore Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, '12, at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Vidal, who had been living in Los Angeles since 2003, was 86. Gore […]


'Earthquake' 1974 Revamp: Seismic Disaster to Obliterate California & Bring Estranged Couple Back Together

Earthquake 1974. A major seismic burp destroys Los Angeles in Mark Robson's 1974 mix of cheesy melodrama and special-effects fest: Earthquake, in which an all-star cast – from Moses and Ava Gardner to Victoria Principal and former Evangelical Christian preacher Marjoe Gortner – is shaken, rattled, and drowned, courtesy of both the […]


Charlton Heston Movies

Thursday, August 28, highlights on Turner Classic Movies: Charlton Heston was a graduate cum laude of the Paul Muni School of Acting Juz Like Them Historical Figures. Muni (Louis Pasteur, Emile Zola, Benito Juarez, etc.), for his part, learned his schtick – memorize dialogue, apply make-up, ham it up – […]


Charlton Heston

For an actor of such limited range, Charlton Heston, who died earlier this evening at the age of 84, had a pretty remarkable career. He starred in several of the biggest blockbusters of the 1950s and 1960s, among them The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), The Ten Commandments (1956), The […]


Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary Rare Screening + Argentinean Political Thriller 'Lamb of God' to Open Rotterdam

King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis with Martin Luther King Jr. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening a rare “pristine print” of the hard-to-find 1970 Martin Luther King Jr. documentary King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis at the Academy Theater in […]


'Major Dundee' Review: Sam Peckinpah Meets Charlton Heston

Sam Peckinpah's 1965 Western Major Dundee is a near-great film that has a checkered history. The tale of its mangling by its studio, Columbia, which took it out of Peckinpah's hands is as well known as the butchery that accompanied Erich von Stroheim's Greed, and Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons […]


Gregory Peck vs. Charlton Heston: 'The Big Country' Academy Screening

A newly struck print from the restoration of William Wyler's 1958 widescreen Western epic The Big Country will be premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. Filmed in Technirama (a widescreen alternative to CinemaScope), […]


'Ben-Hur' 1959 & 1925 on DVD: Charlton Heston & Ramon Novarro

Ben-Hur 1959, 1925 on DVD: Charlton Heston and Ramon Novarro movies Ben-Hur, both the 1959 and 1925 versions starring, respectively, Charlton Heston and Ramon Novarro, are part of a four-disc set via Warner Home Video. The 1959 epic nearly broke MGM during its production, but perhaps it was worth the […]