Jack Hawkins, as Quintus Arrius, triumphant return to Rome in BEN-HUR
Unlike the examples I've shown for THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE and CLASH OF THE TITANS, the grand spectacle scene in BEN-HUR takes place outside. It's a combination of live action and matte painting. The perspective in this shot is dazzling. 2/3s of the shot is an actual set while the columns on the left and right were added with a matte painting by Matthew Yuricich. You see Hawkins (on the left) walk up to the Emperor. PEPLUM films were made for the widescreen format.