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Tear Jerker / The Ten Commandments

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  • 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 the mother just stares blankly.
    • Or she was killed trying to defend her baby, which is just as sad.
  • The movie ends with Moses leaving his family and the Hebrews for a greater destiny. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
  • 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.
  • Nefretiri is too, given her frantic, Stepford Smiler denial—"He will not die!"—and the way she collapses when he's gone.
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  • The death of Simon, an elderly slave. He dies thinking he never got to meet the deliverer. Little does he know he's been talking to him.
  • Sethi ordering that Moses be Unpersoned.
    "Let the name of Moses be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument of Egypt. Let the name of Moses be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of men for all time."
  • While Bithia joins Moses and the Hebrews in their first Passover supper, she hears the dying screams of her people. Later, she looks away in anguish when the Red Sea drowns Pharaoh's men.
  • Moses touching the obelisk marking the Egyptian border at the start of his exile. The man who would have been Pharaoh is reduced to nothing.


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