• Edward Carfagno's Drawings for Ben-Hur

    16 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Edward Carfagno produced detailed drawings to help design the sets and plan the shots for William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959).
    The studio printed copies of the drawings in a booklet that was 8 x 21 inches, laid out in the widescreen format to match the film.
    The booklet was taken out to the sets and the locations where it could be studied by the production team.
    The red rectangle shows the final position of the camera as it zooms into this scene of ancient Rome.
    Some of the sketches translated fairly closely to stills from the film. Edward Carfagno won an Academy Award for his art direction on...
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