Exodus Overview:

Exodus (1960) was a Historical - Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorSal MineoNominated
Best CinematographySam LeavittNominated
Best Music - ScoringErnest GoldWon
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New Trailer Round-Up – Tak3n, John Wick, Interstellar, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Pride, Whiplash, The Imitation Game, And The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby

By Michael on Oct 3, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

It;s been a big week for trailers as the studios begin to hit high gear pimping their fall/winter releases. Rather than individual posts for each of these, I thought I’d just do a quick round-up with short comments on some of the ones that have hot my desk recently: First up, Liam Neeson retur... Read full article


New Trailer Round-Up – Tak3n, John Wick, Interstellar, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Pride, Whiplash, The Imitation Game, And The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby

By Michael on Oct 3, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

It;s been a big week for trailers as the studios begin to hit high gear pimping their fall/winter releases. Rather than individual posts for each of these, I thought I’d just do a quick round-up with short comments on some of the ones that have hit my desk recently: First up, Liam Neeson retur... Read full article


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[Jewish Ari Ben Canaan is masquerading as a gentile British officer named Bowen]
Maj. Caldwell: [about Jews] They look funny too. I can spot one a mile away.
Ari Ben Canaan: [pointing at his eye] Would you mind looking into my eye, sir? It feels like a cinder.
Maj. Caldwell: Yes, certainly.
[Caldwell looks into Ben Canaan's eye]
Maj. Caldwell: You know, a lot of them try to hide under gentile names, but one look at their face, you just know.
Ari Ben Canaan: With a little experience, you can even smell them out.
Maj. Caldwell: I'm sorry Bowen, I can't find a thing.


Dov Landau: [explaining to the leaders of the Irgun how he survived Auschwitz] The Germans used me -- like you would use a woman.


Ari Ben Canaan: A year is a long time in the life of a pretty woman. Have you found another man?
Kitty Fremont: Nothing serious.
Ari Ben Canaan: Why not?
Kitty Fremont: Many reasons. On is that my husbands work took up his whole life and I presume that's good or at least most men seem to seem to think so. But I think that a man whose work is his whole life is only half a man.
Ari Ben Canaan: And you want a whole one?
Kitty Fremont: Exactly. The other half of his life must be a woman, what else?


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At the film's premiere, as the movie neared its third hour with the end not yet in sight, comedian Mort Sahl stood up from his seat in the packed theater and shouted, "Otto, let my people go!" The incident quickly became a popular piece of Hollywood lore.
250 extras were hired to play escaping prisoners at the old prison in Acre. However, 253 people were counted as escaping, those three extra escapees were actual escaped inmates from a mental ward near the set.
Although many critics felt that Paul Newman was miscast as Ari Ben Canaan, director Otto Preminger maintained that he had envisioned only Newman playing the part from the time he read the novel.
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