History Creator / CecilBDeMille

13th Mar '17 4:59:08 PM WJTaylor4
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His best known production, the 1956 version of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' (a remake of his own 1923 silent film) that made a star out of Creator/CharltonHeston, illustrates the film qualities [=DeMille=] is famous for. Massive sets, extras by the thousands and scenes guaranteed to leave audiences' jaws on the floor. To this day, Moses' parting of the Red Sea remains an incredible piece of cinematography.

Considered the poster boy for [[PrimadonnaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."

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His best known production, the 1956 version of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' (a remake of his own 1923 silent film) that made a star out of Creator/CharltonHeston, illustrates the film qualities [=DeMille=] is famous for. Massive sets, extras by the thousands and scenes guaranteed to leave audiences' jaws on the floor. To this day, Moses' parting of the Red Sea remains an incredible piece of cinematography.

cinematography. CharltonHeston later wrote of DeMille in his autobiography ''In The Arena'': "I should have thanked him for my career."

Considered the poster boy for [[PrimadonnaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] directors]] (a reputation that was rather blown out of proportion when in truth DeMille was nowhere near as bad as someone like John Ford), [=DeMille=], who saw himself as a responsible father or teacher presiding over a household when it came to the cast and crew of his films and saw everyone as his "children" or students who had certain "chores" they had to do, did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."
19th Jan '17 7:04:06 AM jamespolk
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* ''Cleopatra'' (1934)

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* ''Cleopatra'' ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra 1934}} Cleopatra]]'' (1934)
14th Jan '17 2:07:18 PM Xtifr
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'''Cecil Blount [=DeMille=]''' (Aug 12, 1881 - Jan 21, 1959) was an American film maker whose name has become synonymous with extravagant Hollywood {{Epic Movie}}s.

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'''Cecil Cecil Blount [=DeMille=]''' (Aug 12, 1881 - Jan 21, 1959) [=DeMille=] (1881–1959) was an American film maker whose name has become synonymous with extravagant Hollywood {{Epic Movie}}s.
25th Feb '16 6:41:21 PM PaulA
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His best known production, the 1956 version of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' (a remake of his own 1923 silent film) that made a star out of CharltonHeston, best illustrates the film qualities [=DeMille=] is famous for. Massive sets, extras by the thousands and scenes guaranteed to leave audiences' jaws on the floor. To this day, Moses' parting of the Red Sea remains an incredible piece of cinematography.

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His best known production, the 1956 version of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' (a remake of his own 1923 silent film) that made a star out of CharltonHeston, best Creator/CharltonHeston, illustrates the film qualities [=DeMille=] is famous for. Massive sets, extras by the thousands and scenes guaranteed to leave audiences' jaws on the floor. To this day, Moses' parting of the Red Sea remains an incredible piece of cinematography.
cinematography.



The cartoon image of a movie director (guy in a beret, sunglasses and riding boots, carrying a cigar or riding crop in one hand and a megaphone in the other, e.g. the director in the 2007 ''Ballet Shoes'') was originally a reference to [=DeMille's=] odd taste in work clothes. The monocle also sometimes depicted was an affectation of both Creator/FritzLang (who also smoked with a cigarette-holder) and ErichVonStroheim, but not de Mille.

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The cartoon image of a movie director (guy in a beret, sunglasses and riding boots, carrying a cigar or riding crop in one hand and a megaphone in the other, e.g. the director in the 2007 ''Ballet Shoes'') was originally a reference to [=DeMille's=] odd taste in work clothes. The monocle also sometimes depicted was an affectation of both Creator/FritzLang (who also smoked with a cigarette-holder) and ErichVonStroheim, Creator/ErichVonStroheim, but not de Mille.
1st Jan '16 12:22:38 PM Exxolon
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Cecil Blount [=DeMille=] (Aug 12, 1881 - Jan 21, 1959) was an American film maker whose name has become synonymous with extravagant Hollywood {{Epic Movie}}s.

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Cecil '''Cecil Blount [=DeMille=] [=DeMille=]''' (Aug 12, 1881 - Jan 21, 1959) was an American film maker whose name has become synonymous with extravagant Hollywood {{Epic Movie}}s.
29th Aug '15 9:17:29 AM NWolfman
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Considered the poster boy for [[PrimadonaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."

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Considered the poster boy for [[PrimadonaDirector [[PrimadonnaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."
29th Aug '15 9:17:13 AM NWolfman
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Considered the poster boy for [[PremadonaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."

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Considered the poster boy for [[PremadonaDirector [[PrimadonaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."
29th Aug '15 9:16:57 AM NWolfman
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Considered the poster boy for [[PreMadonaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."

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Considered the poster boy for [[PreMadonaDirector [[PremadonaDirector tyrannical directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."
29th Aug '15 9:16:50 AM NWolfman
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Considered the poster boy for tyrannical directors, [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."

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Considered the poster boy for [[PreMadonaDirector tyrannical directors, directors]], [=DeMille=] did not tolerate fools gladly and despised actors who weren't willing to take risks for their art, as was the case with leading man Victor Mature on 1949's ''Samson and Delilah''. Despite his large, burly physique Mature was revealed to be a man of many fears and phobias - not only did he refuse to wrestle a perfectly tame, toothless lion, he also ran away when a giant wind fan malfunctioned during the scene where Samson killed the Philistine army with "the jawbone of an ass" (donkey) and hid in his dressing room, cowering in fear. This angered [=DeMille=] so much that he got on his speaker phone and declared to the entire cast and crew that Mature was "100% yellow."
12th Oct '14 6:10:56 AM gallium
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He appeared AsHimself in several Paramount films: ''Star Spangled Rhythm'', ''Variety Girl'', ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'' and ''The Buster Keaton Story''.

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He appeared AsHimself in several Paramount films: ''Star Spangled Rhythm'', ''Variety Girl'', ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'' and ''The Buster Keaton Story''.
Story''. For several years he moonlighted as the producer and on-air host of the ''Radio/LuxRadioTheatre'' show.
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