History YMMV / TheTenCommandments

21st May '16 3:38:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Oh, everyone knows it's an extremely loose adaptation of [[Literature/TheBible the book of Exodus]], but did you know that this movie is also an extremely loose adaptation of three different novels, the writings of Philo and Josephus, and TheQuran?

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Oh, everyone knows it's an extremely loose adaptation of [[Literature/TheBible the book of Exodus]], but did you know that this movie is also an extremely loose adaptation of three different novels, the writings of Philo and Josephus, and TheQuran?Literature/TheQuran?
26th Mar '16 8:47:27 PM DrOO7
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** Nefretiri is too, given her frantic, StepfordSmiler denial--"He will ''not'' die!"--and the way she collapses when he's gone.
25th Sep '15 6:51:49 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Actually kind of old-fashioned for 1956, as more films were being made with naturalistic acting. However, [=DeMille=] was a Victorian born and bred, and conceived this picture as a series of theatrical set pieces, called ''tableaux''. You can almost see the curtain fall at the close of each scene. And so the actors spoke that way too.
29th Aug '15 9:13:51 AM NWolfman
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The parting of the Red Sea. Over fifty years later, it ''still'' holds up very well.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The parting of the Red Sea. Sea, accomplished by ''digging out two parking lots'' and creating an artificial waterfall on either side. Over fifty years later, it it's ''still'' holds up very well.the greatest scene ever photographed.
26th Jun '15 10:27:57 PM CaptEquinox
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*** He even prays to an ominous-looking death god who is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seker actually a good guy]].
11th Jun '15 11:48:01 AM CaptEquinox
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* EvilIsSexy: Rameses.

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* EvilIsSexy: Rameses.Rameses and to a certain extent Baka. (Well, after all, ''Vincent Price.'')
20th Apr '15 1:39:25 PM nombretomado
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** The movie is about godly people seeking freedom from a pagan dictator. In the introduction (theatrical and DVD/Blu-ray releases only), De Mille discusses the central theme of the film as about whether men are free individuals or the property of the state. Remember [[ColdWar the era this film was produced in]], and consider its possible hidden meanings.

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** The movie is about godly people seeking freedom from a pagan dictator. In the introduction (theatrical and DVD/Blu-ray releases only), De Mille discusses the central theme of the film as about whether men are free individuals or the property of the state. Remember [[ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the era this film was produced in]], and consider its possible hidden meanings.
16th Apr '15 9:02:40 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Rameses is genuinely heartbroken over the death of his son. Even though Rameses was an evil bastard you can't help feeling a little sorry for him.

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** Rameses is genuinely heartbroken over the death of his son. Even though Rameses was an evil bastard you can't help feeling a little sorry for him. him.
** The death of Simon, an elderly slave. He dies thinking he never got to meet the deliverer. Little does he know he's talking to him.
4th Apr '15 4:29:00 AM Movienut376
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**A good chunk of the movie swings between this and NarmCharm, at least by today's standards. Back when the film was made, this kind of acting was probably the norm.
20th Oct '14 5:15:37 AM MachRider1985
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** One of the film's themes is that people should be ruled over by set laws rather than the unrestricted whims of a dictator. Thus, the Ten Commandments are framed in quasi-Enlightenment terms as a proto-version of the Magna Carta or the U.S. Bill of Rights. This is very much in line with the typical rhetoric of the American religious right.

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** One of the film's themes is that people should be ruled over by set laws rather than the unrestricted whims of a dictator. Thus, the Ten Commandments are framed in quasi-Enlightenment terms as a proto-version of the Magna Carta or the U.S. Bill of Rights. This is very much in line with the typical rhetoric of the American religious right.
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