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The Ten Commandments

11 Ratings: 3.1
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   Legendary silent film director Cecil B. DeMille didn't much alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that. While graced with such 1950s niceties as VistaVision and Technicolor,The Ten … see full wiki

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 5, 1956, October 19, 2007
4 reviews about The Ten Commandments
review by . November 20, 2010
One of the greatest stories ever told
The Ten Commandments, DeMille's second take on the same theme (the first dating to 1923) is one of the lushest and most impressive Biblical epics ever screened.  Ancient Egypt in the heyday of Rameses is recreated in grandiose style, and one of the greatest stories from the Old Testament is retold with the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood.  Even as a child seeing it for the first time in the 1970s, I was impressed at the special effects including the Nile turning …
Quick Tip by . November 16, 2010
DeMille at his best - great special effects for the time, also on-screen chemistry between Charlton Heston & Yul Brynner is magic!
Quick Tip by . May 04, 2010
They came from God, Heaven, Good for you...
review by . April 08, 2004
How about those 'The Ten Commandments'? Legendary silent film director Cecil (I'm ready for my close-up) B. DeMille obviously didn't alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that. Beautiful cinematography, gargantuan sets, and silent pauses to take it all in ABOUND in this film. Still, it has great special effects (check out the parting of the Red Sea and the worship of the golden calf scene) given the date of the film. With it's cast of thousands, …
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