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The Ten Commandments

April 21, 2019

Today as we celebrate Easter and continue to celebrate Passover, and I thought this was worth re-sharing:

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The Ten Commandments – They just don’t make movies like this anymore. I’m talking about the 1956 American biblical epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille not to be confused with the horrible Exodus: Gods and Kings film of 2014.

As one of my favorite films, I deeply appreciate the dramatized biblical story of the life of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince who becomes the deliverer of his real brethren, the enslaved Hebrews. It is a classic and I can’t image anyone else playing Moses than Charlton Heston or anyone other than Yul Brynner as Rameses. Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora was sensitive if not a bit over-acted. Even Anne Baxter as Nefretiri (definitely over-acted) seems an integral part of the movie that could never be replaced by another actress. The only sketchy casting was Edward G. Robinson as Dathan. I always expect him to say: “What do…

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2 Comments
  1. Hi Allen,
    Yes, what an amazing film, so powerfully portrayed by such excellent actors and truly one of the greatest true stories ever told. It shows how motivating for greatness in sacrifice for a cause greater than oneself, a movie used to be and can be once again. This is truly inspiration for one’s daily life.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Robbin!

    Like

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