History YMMV / TheTenCommandments

31st Mar '18 6:33:51 PM danlansdowne
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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.

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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. Reinforced by [=DeMille=] encouraging the Fraternal Order of Eagles to distribute the now-controversial sculptures of the Ten Commandments tablets to courthouses across the country.
31st Mar '18 5:37:45 AM LtFedora
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* SignatureScene: Moses parting the Red Sea, along with his delivery of "BEHOLD, HIS MIGHTY HANDS!"
4th Mar '18 9:19:17 AM TheSaddleman
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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, and a remake of Cecil B Demille's own 1923 movie ''The Ten Commandments''?

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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, Josephus (which Demille acknowledges in his opening remarks), and Literature/TheQuran, and a remake of Cecil B Demille's own 1923 movie ''The Ten Commandments''?


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** Rameses is not a fan of Moses. Nor was another character Yul Brynner played in [[Theatre/TheKingAndI another popular 1956 movie]].
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?
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