History Film / TheTenCommandments

3rd May '16 10:24:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Duh!

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Duh!
30th Apr '16 10:31:18 PM TVRulezAgain
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* WhipItGood: Baka.

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* WhipItGood: Baka.Baka sadistically tells Joshua (who he's about to torture) that he can "flick a fly from my horse's ear without breaking its stride". [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Moses then strangles him with it.]]



* WomanScorned: Nefretiri becomes this toward the end.

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* WomanScorned: Nefretiri becomes this toward the end. She was once betrothed to Moses but now married to Rameses. When Moses returns, Nefretiri puts the moves on him, but is "spurned like a harlot in the street." She decides to get back at him by being the one who hardens Pharaoh's heart.


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* YouFool:
-->'''Memnet''': You fools! Talk of empty hearts before the Pharoah's daughter.
** Nefretiri later does it in a more teasing way to Moses "...You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool..."
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* TheLastThingYouEverSee: Bithiah says it to Memnet, when making her swear to keep quiet about Moses.
-->'''Bithiah''': The day you break that oath will be the last your eyes will ever see.
** 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.



* TheRemake: The movie is also a remake of the 1923 silent movie of the same name. Cecil B. DeMille directed both.



** Liliah.

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** Liliah.Liliah is blackmailed into this position via ScarpiaUltimatum by Dathan, who promises not to have Joshua executed if she agrees to it ''and'' tells anyone who asks that it's consensual. Despite [[{{Jerkass}} the type of man Dathan has proven to be thus far]], he keeps his end of the bargain.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: "Beauty is but a curse to our women." Poor Liliah.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Baka the Master Builder lusts after Liliah, leading the other Hebrews to comment about how beauty is a curse, with one saying, "Beauty is but a curse to our women." Poor Liliah."



* TakeThatKiss: Nefretiri to Ramses and vice versa.

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* SpikingTheCamera: Sephorah warns Moses of an intruder nearby; Moses tells Sephorah "Your eyes are sharp as they are beautiful". Yvonne De Carlo responds by staring straight into the camera, ''away'' from where she's just said the danger was.
* StubbornMule: One of these appears during the leaving of Egypt.
-->'''Joshua''': Four hundred years in bondage and today he won't move!
* TakeThatKiss: Nefretiri to Ramses and vice versa. An unusual example -- she did it to show how much she loves Moses and hates Rameses. "Did you think that was a promise of what you will have? No -- that was to show you what you will never have..."


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* ThirstyDesert: Crossed by Moses after being exiled from Egypt. He's given a little bag of food and a little bag of water. He's half-dead by the time he reaches a well, but fortunately not too far gone to fight off a band of marauders.
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* MookDepletion: Rameses sends his army after Moses and the departing Israelites only to be told that they were all killed when the Red Sea parted, and then un-parted. The final shot of him is on his throne, silently contemplating how he can rule his country with no army to back him up. In this case it happens because the opponent's might (God's) is such that it wipes the whole army out in one swift strike.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: The movie names the unnamed Pharaoh of the Literature/BookOfExodus as Rameses.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Edward G. Robinson was cast as the villain Dathan, whom he played in his usual New York gangster style.



* OldWindbag: Sethi's court announcer.

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* OldWindbag: Sethi's court announcer. This is exactly what everyone kept calling him..."the old windbag".



* OrphansPlotTrinket: The blanket that covered baby Moses as he drifted down the river.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: The angel of death is depicted as a sinister green mist that descends from the sky and then spreads over Egypt.



* PleaseIWillDoAnything: Lilia does this to save Joshua, the result of which is her marrying Dathan.



* ScarpiaUltimatum: Dathan gives this to Liliah

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* ScarpiaUltimatum: Dathan gives this promises not to Liliahhave Joshua executed if Lilia agrees to be his sex slave and let everyone believe it's of her own free will. As big a {{Jerkass}} as Dathan was, he actually upheld his end of the bargain.
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* IAmTheNoun: Ramses: "I am Egypt."


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* KneelBeforeZod: Defied. Ramses tells Moses to command the conquered Ethiopians to kneel before Pharaoh, but Moses tells him that he's brought the Ethiopians in friendship and tells Ramses to mind his own business.
-->"Command what you have conquered, my brother."


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* LittleGirlsKickShins: Pharaoh's son kicks Moses in the shins, presumably so we don't feel too bad when the little brat dies.


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* LogoJoke: The logo is cued over an image of Mount Sinai, rather than the usual mountain.
* 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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* {{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, of course, 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, of course, they are all ''over''dressed.)


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* FogOfDoom: The tenth plague that kills all the firstborn in Egypt is depicted as this.


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* GetOut: Ramses essentially does this to Moses.
-->'''Ramses:''' Come to me no more, Moses! For on the day you see my face again, you will surely die!


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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: Memnet comes to Nefertiri with the story of how Bithia drew Moses from the Nile. Nefertiri quickly asks, "Were you alone with Bithia?" before she kills Memnet.


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* HollywoodCostuming: Every woman has obviously 1950s hair and makeup.
29th Apr '16 10:49:15 PM TVRulezAgain
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* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Baka.

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* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Baka.Creator/VincentPrice as Baka the Master Builder [[BeamMeUpScotty never actually utters the words]]. What he says (in that inimitable Price baritone) is:
--> Tears? When you have been bathed in scented water.... when your limbs have been caressed by sweet oils... and your hair combed with sandalwood... there will be no time for tears.
** And with a "Bring the girl" to his underlings, he's off.



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

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



* CrossingTheDesert: Moses does this after he's thrown out of Egypt. Ramses only gives him one day's rations, figuring he'll die that way, but he manages to make it to Midian.



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Seti, Moses's adopted father, is visibly distraught as Moses keeps digging himself a deeper and deeper hole in regards to his murder of a slave master. Seti must hold his adopted son accountable in the law, but does not want to sentence his own son to death -- he eventually settles on exile and [[UnPerson striking Moses's existence from all Egyptian records]].
-->'''Seti:''' Why are you ''forcing'' me to destroy you?



** Actually, Rhamses has another dragon (a more classical example), his top general whose firstborn dies. The general himself later dies when he gets consumed by the Red Sea.

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** Actually, Rhamses Ramses has another dragon (a more classical example), his top general general, Pentaur, whose firstborn dies. The general Pentaur himself later dies when he gets consumed by the Red Sea.



* EarthquakesCauseFissures: When Moses throws the eponymous tablets at the Golden Calf, the Calf [[MadeOfExplodium explodes]] and a massive earthquake ensues which opens up massive rifts in the Earth, consuming the [[{{Mook}} mooks]] and TheStarscream of the piece. Justified by the fact it's the work of God.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: During production, the man who designed Moses' distinctive rust white and black striped robe used those colors because they looked impressive -- he only later discovered that [[GeniusBonus these are the actual colors of the Tribe of Levi]].

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* ATasteOfTheLash: The sound version. Baka intends to kill Joshua this way after Joshua attacks him to free Lilia, but Moses intervenes and kills Baka before he can finish.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: During production, the man who designed Moses' Moses's distinctive rust white and black striped robe used those colors because they looked impressive -- he only later discovered that [[GeniusBonus these are the actual colors of the Tribe of Levi]].
29th Apr '16 10:30:06 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Baka the Master [[strike:Butcher]] Builder, both for letting Bithia be nearly crushed to death and trying to make Lilia his SexSlave.

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** Baka the Master [[strike:Butcher]] Builder, both for letting Bithia Yochebel be nearly crushed to death and trying to make Lilia his SexSlave.
7th Apr '16 6:54:14 PM WJTaylor4
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* BadAssBaritone: Both Moses and Rameses, and of course God. Joshua can lower his voice to very heroic levels when necessary.
31st Mar '16 3:11:26 PM Thorion
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** Likewise, the Egyptian soldier's sword at the very beginning of the culling of the Hebrew boys looks more like a Roman sword than anything else. The real-life Egyptians favored the khopesh, a sword whose blade looks kind of like a lower-case b, adapted from the Assyrian sappara.

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** Likewise, the Egyptian soldier's sword at the very beginning of the culling of the Hebrew boys looks more like a Roman sword than anything else. The real-life Egyptians favored the khopesh, a sword whose blade looks kind of like a lower-case b, adapted from the Assyrian sappara.sapper.
** Moses is stated to be thirty the year of his exile, which also happens to be the year of Seti's death and the Pharaoh of the Oppression is portrayed as Rameses I. Due to Rameses I's reign only being two years long it would have been his predecessor Horemheb as the Pharaoh of the Oppression.
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