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The Ten Commandments (1956) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille and Henry Wilcoxon.
The Ten Commandments was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler, Albert Nozaki; Set Decoration: Samuel M. Comer, Ray||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Loyal Griggs||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Edith Head, Ralph Jester, John Jensen, Dorothy Jeakins, Arnold Friberg||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Anne Bauchens||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Cecil B. DeMille, Producer||Nominated|
The Ten Commandments (1956)By Beatrice on May 20, 2016 From Flickers in Time
The Ten Commandments Directed by Cecil B. de Mille Written by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss and Fredric M. Frank from a number of novels 1956/USA Motion Picture Associates First viewing/Netflix rental #317 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is a 3 1/2 hour Cecil B. D... Read full article
The Ten Commandments on the big screen.By Stephen Reginald on Mar 20, 2016 From Classic Movie Man
The Ten Commandments on the big screen. I wasn’t going to see Cecil B. DeMille’s production of The Ten Commandments on the big screen presented by Turner Classic Movies, Fathom Events, and Paramount Pictures. I’d seen it a dozen times on TV and thought it might not hold up in ... Read full article
1001 Classic Movies: The Ten CommandmentsBy Amanda Garrett on Mar 14, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
The Ten Commandments (1956), starring Charlton Heston, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout March, I'll be celebrating ... Read full article
TCM Big Screen Classics: The Ten Commandments Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (Now – March 12)By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 5, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Win Tickets to see The Ten Commandments on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide March 20 & March 23! CMH is thrilled to announce our next monthly movie ticket giveaway this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, this month, well be giving away SIX PAIRS of tickets to see TCM Big... Read full article
THE TEN COMMANDMENTSBy Theresa Brown on Apr 5, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch
This was on ABC and I missed all but the last 40-minutes or so. It was done seriously but it’s sort of campy now. Doesn’t mean I don’t love it, ‘cuz I do. Had a brief text conversation during the movie, with my friend Sheila that went something like this ( Warning: Contains ... Read full article
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Moses: Moses. Moses.
Moses: I am here, Lord.
Moses: Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place thou standest is holy ground. I am the god of your fathers, the god of Abraham, the god of Isaac and the god of Jacob.
Moses: Lord... Lord, why do you not hear the cries of their children in the bondage of Egypt?
Moses: I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and I have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. Therefore, I will send thee, Moses, unto Pharoah, that thou mayest bring my people out of Egypt.
Moses: Who am I, Lord, that you should send me? How can I lead this people out of bondage? What words can I speak that they will heed?
Moses: I will teach thee what thou wilt say. When thou hast brought forth the people. They shall serve me upon this mountain. I will put my laws into their hearts, and into their minds will I write them. Now, therefore, go and I will be with thee.
Moses: But if I say to your children that the god of their fathers has sent me, they will ask "What is his name?" How shall I answer them?
Moses: I am, that I am. Thou shalt say "I am" hath sent me unto you.
Nefretiri: [Moses was just called back, from Hebrew mudpits, by Nefreteri] Then, why aren't you kneeling at the feet of a princess?
Moses: I'm afraid the mud pits have stiffened my knees, royal one.
Nefretiri: Shall I call back the guards?
Moses: Do you think they can bend them?
Nefretiri: You will be king of Egypt and I will be your footstool!
Moses: The man stupid enough to use you as a footstool would not be wise enough to rule Egypt.
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Just under 5% of the film was actually shot in Egypt.
This was Cecil B. DeMille's only movie made in widescreen. Four years had elapsed between DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth and The Ten Commandments, by which time widescreen films had become standard practice. In 1952, when "Greatest Show" was released, all films, except for "This is Cinerama", were still being made in the old non-widescreen Academy ratio.
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