History Film / TheTenCommandments

15th May '17 9:26:54 PM CaptEquinox
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** Somewhere the Egyptologists are crying, not because they got this wrong, but because it is ''[[TearJerker heartbreakingly right]]''. Traitors did have their names removed which ''removed their souls'', giving them no chance at an afterlife. [=DeMille=] knew this and inserted all those "Moses, Moses" lines in order to return to the real Moses his soul and light his path to heaven.



* LargeHam: Of the WorldOfHam variety. It has Moses, Rameses, Nefretiri, Baka, The Narrator, and the biggest of them, {{God}}. And Sethi, just for the way he says "stricken" in the above speech.

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* LargeHam: Of the WorldOfHam variety. It has Moses, Rameses, Nefretiri, Baka, The Narrator, and the biggest of them, {{God}}. And Sethi, just for the way he says "stricken" in the above speech. (Well, ''Sir Cedric Hardwicke''.)



** And her proclamation comes true. Even though it's Bithiah threatening to kill Memnet should she open her mouth, it's Nefreteri who does so when Memnet spills the beans to her.

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** And her proclamation comes true. Even though it's Bithiah threatening to kill Memnet should she open her mouth, it's Nefreteri Nefretiri who does so when Memnet spills the beans to her.



* LostInTranslation: When Bithia adopts Moses, she says, "Because I drew you from the water, you shall be called 'Moses.'" This makes no sense in English. In Hebrew, she calls him Moshe (the Hebrew equivalent of Moses), because she ''mishituhu'' (which translates to, "I drew him out") from the water.

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* LostInTranslation: When Bithia adopts Moses, she says, "Because I drew you from the water, you shall be called 'Moses.'" This makes no sense in English. In Hebrew, she calls him Moshe (the Hebrew equivalent of Moses), because she ''mishituhu'' (which translates to, "I drew him out") from the water. (There's some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses#Name interesting etymology speculations here]].
15th May '17 9:16:49 PM CaptEquinox
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* HollywoodCostuming: Every woman has obviously 1950s hair and makeup.

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* HollywoodCostuming: Every woman has The women might seem to have obviously 1950s hair and makeup. makeup.... but the hair styles are all taken from period wall paintings, except that in Egypt those would all be wigs (most women as well as men shaved their heads). And Egyptian men ''and'' women wore elaborate cosmetics, especially eyeliner and shadow (which kept flies away and looked downright snazzy besides) which they skipped for the film (they managed to work in a reference to it in the well scene with Jethro's daughters). One detail [=DeMille=] hoped to get in but couldn't was the fact that palace servants wore ''lit candles'' on their heads at night. He actually put one on Bithiah's maid in the scene where Bithiah asks for her chariot so she can ride to Goshen, but he just couldn't get the continuity between takes matched up, and so they abandoned it.
18th Apr '17 1:10:15 AM TitoMosquito
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* OldWindbag: Sethi's court announcer. This is exactly what everyone kept calling him..."the old windbag".

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* OldWindbag: Sethi's court announcer. This is exactly what everyone kept calling him..."the old windbag".OutlivingOnesOffspring: Pentaur sees his firstborn son literally dropped dead in front of him.


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* OldWindbag: Sethi's court announcer. This is exactly what everyone kept calling him..."the old windbag".
15th Apr '17 11:40:09 PM TitoMosquito
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* IronicEchoCut: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image". The scene fades to the golden calf.
15th Apr '17 9:15:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheRemake: The movie is also a remake of the 1923 silent movie of the same name. Cecil B. DeMille directed both.

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* TheRemake: The This movie is also a remake of the 1923 silent movie epic of the same name. name; Cecil B. DeMille [=DeMille=] directed both.
15th Apr '17 9:14:19 PM Mdumas43073
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The last of the great Creator/CecilBDeMille epics, and a {{remake}} of his own 1923 silent film of the same name.

This 1956 film from Creator/{{Paramount}} tells Literature/TheBible story of [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses and the Exodus]]. Creator/CharltonHeston plays Moses. Creator/YulBrynner plays Rameses. They are in a LoveTriangle with Nefretiri (Anne Baxter), whom Moses might have won, had the matter of injustice to Hebrew slaves not come up. Other important characters are, naturally, Moses's brother Aaron (Creator/JohnCarradine); Sephora ([[Series/TheMunsters Yvonne de Carlo]]), daughter of Jethro and Moses's eventual wife; Joshua (Jon Derek); and Liliah (Debra Paget), the woman Joshua loves -- who happens to be the sex slave of the overseer Dathan (Creator/EdwardGRobinson, [[Film/LittleCaesar see?]]).

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The last of the great Creator/CecilBDeMille epics, and a {{remake}} of his own 1923 silent film of the same name.

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name, this 1956 film from Creator/{{Paramount}} tells Literature/TheBible story of [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses and the Exodus]]. Exodus]].

Creator/CharltonHeston plays Moses. Creator/YulBrynner plays Rameses. They are in a LoveTriangle with Nefretiri (Anne Baxter), whom Moses might have won, had the matter of injustice to Hebrew slaves not come up. Other important characters are, naturally, Moses's brother Aaron (Creator/JohnCarradine); Sephora ([[Series/TheMunsters Yvonne de Carlo]]), daughter of Jethro and Moses's eventual wife; Joshua (Jon Derek); and Liliah (Debra Paget), the woman Joshua loves -- who loves--who happens to be the sex slave of the overseer Dathan (Creator/EdwardGRobinson, [[Film/LittleCaesar see?]]).
15th Apr '17 7:30:01 PM darthpaul
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* KickTheDog: So many times, audiences would be forgiven for thinking that dog-kicking was the national sport in ancient Egypt.
15th Apr '17 1:21:55 PM Thorion
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** The 1923 film had the story of the Exodus only being during the first fifty minutes or so with it covering Moses' arrival in Egypt to the point of Golden calf.
26th Jan '17 3:45:07 PM DoctorCooper
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* AncientEgypt

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* AncientEgyptAncientEgypt: That is the setting of most of the film.



* AssholeVictim:
** Rameses's son could be considered this, but that may not be fair considering he was a kid.
** Baka the Master [[strike:Butcher]] Builder, on the other hand, is definitely this.

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* AssholeVictim:
** Rameses's son could be considered this, but that may not be fair considering he was a kid.
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AssholeVictim: Baka the Master [[strike:Butcher]] Builder, on the other hand, Builder is definitely this.this due to his cruelty to the slaves.



* BadAssBaritone: Both Moses and Rameses, and of course God. Joshua can lower his voice to very heroic levels when necessary.

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* BadAssBaritone: BadassBaritone: Both Moses and Rameses, and of course God. Joshua can lower his voice to very heroic levels when necessary.



* BreakTheHaughty: Rameses's smugly stubborn defiance of God brings a variety of misfortunes and tragedies upon him.

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* BreakTheHaughty: BreakTheHaughty:
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Rameses's smugly stubborn defiance of God brings a variety of misfortunes and tragedies upon him.



* {{Fanservice}}: By modern standards, many of the outfits worn by the women in the palace are pretty revealing. In the 1950s, they were pushing the limits of what was allowable on screen. (By ancient Egyptian standards, they are all ''over''dressed.)

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* {{Fanservice}}: By modern standards, many of the outfits worn by the women in the palace are pretty revealing. In the 1950s, they were pushing the limits of what was allowable on screen. (By ancient Egyptian standards, they are all ''over''dressed.)) There are plenty shirtless male characters.



* JerkAss:

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* JerkAss:{{Jerkass}}:



** Nefertiri played into God's plan, as Moses said.

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** Nefertiri played into God's plan, * TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: During Nefertiti's attempt to win back Moses' love, she argues that Sephora is not as attractive as her, but Moses said.tells her that she fails to understand that there is a beauty of spirit.
29th Oct '16 5:20:38 PM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"So let it be written. So let it be done."'']]
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