Monday, June 13, 2011

Movie: The Ten Commandments

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 10
Main characters: Moses, Rameses II, Nefretiri, Sephora, Aaron, Joshua, Bithiah
Genre: Drama, History
Recognizable actors: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, John Derek, Edward G. Robinson
Length: 220 minutes
Based on: the book of Exodus in the Bible,
Time period: Ancient Time, Biblical Times
Year it came out: 1956
Story: The Ten Commandments follows the story of Moses that was told in the Old Testament of the Bible. In Egypt, the pharaoh decrees a law that says that the male children of the Isrealite slaves must be killed. Yochabel, a slave, puts her new born son in a basket and sends him afloat on the Nile so that he may have a chance at life. The baby is found by Bithiah, the daughter of the pharaoh. Bithiah, a childless widow takes the baby out of the basket, names him Moses, and raises him as her son. Moses grows up in the palace of the pharaoh and becomes a prince of Egypt. When Moses finds out about his heritage and after he kills the master builder to save a slave named Joshua (John Derek), Moses leaves Egypt...
My overall opinion: Definitely a classic! You can usually find this movie on TV around Easter time, but it's also out on DVD and Blu-ray (remastered). The acting is great, the music is absolutely breathtaking, and the graphics are amazing for it's time!

Bithiah, the Egyptian princess, adopting Moses.

Moses with the Ten Commandments; Joshua stands behind.

Left to Right: a soldier, Rameses II, Pharaoh Sethi, and Nefertiri

Parting of the Red Sea: amazing graphics for it's time!

I also reviewed this at Elegance of Fashion: Link!

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