I'm just guessing that the version of it made a few years ago won't be remembered in 60 years, ha! The 1959 film was the ol' Hollywood grandeur that also created the thundering chariot race without the benefit of CGI. They had to hire hundreds of extras to fill those stadium seats (and feed them, too!). In 1959, when you promised an epic, you didn't forget to deliver. Smaller moments and characterization would be included, but the Grand Sweep of the Epic was not forgotten.
Anyway, another '50s epic, The Ten Commandments, will celebrate its 63rd anniversary and it's doubtful that the Christian Bale version will be as fondly remembered or aired every Easter. Sometimes, people just want Grand Epics.
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