The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Pentateuch

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Time:
1500-1300 BC?

Period:
Pre Israel

Place:
Egypt

Reference Book:
The Bible (Here's my favorite version from Amazon)
The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)

Notable Characters:
Moses and other Bible Characters

Movie Details

Film Director:
Cecil B. DeMille

MPAA Rating:
G

Length:
220 Minutes

Genres:
Mesopotamia History
Egyptian History
Drama
Biographies
Classics
Epics

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Douglass Dumbrille


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First, remember, the movie was made in 1956.

During a time when the term "special effects" was something of the future or even science fiction.

Even today, with all of our technology and experiences from the past, Bible movies fail to compare with the epic classic starring Charlton Heston.

I believe the movie truly captures the majesty of the Egyptian empire at its height, lavish stones, statues, buildings, palaces, large palaces, and all other types of splendor and majesty fit only for kings.

Of course, nobody can say with any assurance, but this film makes a compelling case as far as the lifestyle of the ruling classes and the royalty.

Second, the movie builds quite brilliantly on the life of Moses and his role as a prince of Egypt. He is depicted as an unselfish, caring and wise man with a larger purpose than self.

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the ten commandments The Ten Commandments
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50th Anniversary Collection, Amazon.com)


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