History YMMV / TheTenCommandments

1st May '17 8:42:00 AM rafi
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moses (A rare occasion where the lead is this), Sethi, Memnet, Aaron and Jannes.

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* %%* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moses (A rare occasion where the lead is this), Sethi, Memnet, Aaron and Jannes.



* NightmareFuel: The Angel of Death, assuming the form of an ominous fog.
* TearJerker: In the scene where Moses decides to live as a Hebrew, you can see a man chopping straw. He looks so hopeless.
** When the firstborns are slaughtered. Especially the scene where we see an Egyptian cleaning his blade while [[HeroicBSOD the mother just stares blankly]].
** The movie ends with Moses leaving his family and the Hebrews for a greater destiny. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** 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.
*** He even prays to an ominous-looking death god who is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seker actually a good guy]].
** Nefretiri is too, given her frantic, StepfordSmiler denial--"He will ''not'' die!"--and the way she collapses when he's gone.
** 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.
11th Apr '17 11:46:45 AM Thorion
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moses, Sethi, Memnet, Aaron, Jannes

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moses, Moses (A rare occasion where the lead is this), Sethi, Memnet, Aaron, JannesAaron and Jannes.
11th Apr '17 11:43:45 AM Thorion
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Moses, Sethi, Memnet, Aaron, Jannes
2nd Dec '16 6:41:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HilariousInHindsight: CharltonHeston and Vincent Price play enemies in this film - both men would later play the lead role in cinematic adaptations of ''I Am Legend'', Price in ''The Last Man On Earth'' and Heston in ''The Omega Man''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: CharltonHeston Creator/CharltonHeston and Vincent Price Creator/VincentPrice play enemies in this film - both men would later play the lead role in cinematic adaptations of ''I Am Legend'', Price in ''The Last Man On Earth'' and Heston in ''The Omega Man''.
1st Dec '16 11:00:36 AM Prinzenick
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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 Literature/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 Literature/TheQuran?Literature/TheQuran, and a remake of Cecil B Demille's own 1923 movie ''The Ten Commandments''?
11th Nov '16 2:16:48 PM Vox
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* MemeticMutation: "Where is your God now?"

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* MemeticMutation: "Where is your God now?"now?" (A line which [[BeamMeUpScotty appears nowhere in the movie, incidentally.]])
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.
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