The famous chariot race in Ben-Hur was filmed on a movie set at Cinecittà in 1958. AP hide caption

itoggle caption AP

Furious 7 has hit the $1 billion worldwide box-office mark, two days faster any other film. Earlier this month, stars Sung Kang, left, and Ludacris attend the film's Los Angeles premiere. Michael Kovac/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Michael Kovac/Getty Images

The beloved Dodge Charger of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) launches off Pikes Peak, Colo., followed by a member of the security force of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Stunt coordinator Jack Gill planned and coordinated these stunts for Furious 7. Courtesy of Jack Gill hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Jack Gill

From left, Bastian Wurbs (as Titus), Joel Basman (as Valentin) and Nikki Rappl (as Lukas) star in Keep Rollin', a coming-of-age drama featured in the seventh annual Reelabilities film festival. Courtesy of EastWest Film Distribution hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of EastWest Film Distribution

Idris Elba stars as an African warlord in the forthcoming film Beasts of No Nation. Netflix recently purchased distribution rights for the film for nearly $12 million. Jac Cheairs/Red Crown Productions/Participant Media/Netflix hide caption

itoggle caption Jac Cheairs/Red Crown Productions/Participant Media/Netflix

Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Michael Keaton is up for an Academy Award for his performance in Birdman. The movie's original score, despite receiving critical acclaim, was declared ineligible for Oscar consideration. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sloss, pictured here at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, has been a key figure associated with independent films including The Fog of War, Little Miss Sunshine and Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Chuck Workman at his editing station in Beverly Hills in 2010, the last year he created montages for the Oscars. Workman says montages today have a less highly edited style. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Damian Dovarganes/AP

Rameses (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Nefertari (Golshifteh Farahani) try to save their stricken child, a victim of one of the plagues, in Exodus: Gods And Kings. Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

itoggle caption Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox

Bambi, Disney's 1942 animated feature about a fawn's life in the woods, has a heartbreaking scene many young viewers never forget: the death of Bambi's mother. Sarah Boxer wrote about the pervasive theme of dead mothers in animated films and children's stories for this month's issue of The Atlantic. Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images

The 2011 film Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, explores very human questions against an improbable backdrop. Artists Public Domain/The Kobal Collection hide caption

itoggle caption Artists Public Domain/The Kobal Collection

Maximilian Schell, in a photo taken in 2009. Schell, who died Saturday at the age of 83, won an best actor Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. Volker Hartmann/dapd hide caption

itoggle caption Volker Hartmann/dapd