The story of Bin Xu takes place in ancient Rome. In 1959 at that time, the green screen technology had not yet appeared, and there was not even a miniature model. What should I do? So! “Bing Xu” produced the largest scene in the history of film at that time.
Look at the following set of figures: The climax war arena, covering 18 acres (about 73,000 square meters), including a statue up to 9 meters high. The whole scene was made by a thousand workers for a whole year. The crew transported 36,000 tons of white sand from Mexico to pave the ground. In addition, the production team prepared 82 horses for 36 actors. A total of 8,000 spectators were brought into the venue to cheer and shout as crowd actors.
The climax of the chariot war, the 11-minute segment used 15,000 actors, almost completely shooting in person, and took 3 months to complete. In the era without computer special effects, the visual sense of “Bin Xu” is definitely 21st century. Forty years later, even “Gladiator” with a lot of computer effects, it can’t match it in terms of realism. So hard was not wasted. The film won 11 Oscars in 1960, and this record has not been broken so far.