I can't find it anywhere on ABC!!!!
"My babies. Someone has stolen my babies!" - Christina Crawford
"Moses. ... Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!" -Nefertiri
Why has ABC forsaken me????
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I can't find it anywhere on ABC!!!!
"My babies. Someone has stolen my babies!" - Christina Crawford
"Moses. ... Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!" -Nefertiri
Why has ABC forsaken me????
|by Anonymous||reply 222||Last Wednesday at 8:41 AM|
Maybe Moses has been cancelled - get it, CANCELLED?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/18/2021|
Moses was a hard core racist!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/18/2021|
"I prefer him as man!"
Yanno, last year I looked for it and it had been shown A WEEK EARLY! I am really going to try to be on it this time. Usually it's on the Saturday before Easter which I think is 3/27. Keep checking, though!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/18/2021|
I googled it. Looks like the movie will move from ABC to Paramount:
[quote] The Ten Commandments on TV 2021
[quote] Renowned director Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic The Ten Commandments arrives in spectacular 4K Ultra HD for the first time on March 30, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Bringing to life the inspiring story of Moses in all its stunning glory, The Ten Commandments has withstood the test of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/18/2021|
That is some bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/18/2021|
Why in the fuck is Paramount showing the movie on a TUESDAY???!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/18/2021|
Why did ABC give up the rights to the movie?
Surely, it must have brought in the ratings and the $$$ every year.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/18/2021|
I can’t take all of the change - everything is changing - little dumb stuff is changing - it is making me so sad!!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/18/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/18/2021|
OK, get ready Ancient Egyptians and Hebrews!
Ten Commandments 2021:
SATURDAY APRIL 3 at 5 PM!!!
YOUR LOCAL ABC CHANNEL!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/25/2021|
[quote] Why in the fuck is Paramount showing the movie on a TUESDAY???!!!
As it is written, so shall it be done.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/25/2021|
It's on ABC on 4/3, the night before Easter, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/25/2021|
Why is ABC claiming they made Felicity on Hulu?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/25/2021|
No Ten Commandments this year?! How the fuck will I make bricks without straw??
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/25/2021|
Oh thanks the saints! There is nothing I enjoy more than snuggling up on the sofa and being transfixed in the three+ hour tale of Moses, Ramses, Nefertiti (with her perky breasts and lips of pomegranate) and Edward G. Robinson. Especially when it has been interspersed with two+ hours of commercials for erectile dysfunction, Bud Light, Doritos, Flo/Jake Insurance, Toyota and Ford, Coca Cola/Pepsi, and the Energizer Bunny (for Easter, of course).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/25/2021|
Op That Anne Baxter line is one of the greatest in Camp history. I’ll never know why it never has caught on in drag circles. I have a friend who does a wicked impersonation of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/25/2021|
I’d rather watch the Ten Condiments on the Food Network.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/25/2021|
R11 that is a RELEASE DATE for the ANNIVERSARY EDITION DVD not a broadcast date.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/25/2021|
So when is the actual showing, R18?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/25/2021|
I'm showing two airings on Sat 4/3 and Sun 4/4 via local ABC subchannel and national ABC channel.
THANK GOD! (though I know where to see it online 100% free in HD whenever I want to see it)
I've got THE annual The Ten Commandments gif here:
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/25/2021|
[quote] I know where to see it online 100% free in HD whenever I want to see it
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/25/2021|
ok.ru/video/259025144483 - just for you, R21. Who loves ya, baby? Haha
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/25/2021|
^^^ Sorry - it's actually this: ok.ru/video/1962707257903
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/25/2021|
Thanks so much R22/R23!
I'm going to watch it this weekend!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/25/2021|
I ended up buying the box set blu ray from Costco, so much easier to fap to Yul Brynner.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/25/2021|
It's on this Saturday, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/30/2021|
R25, how do you fap using a blu-ray player? Do you stick your dick where the disk goes?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/30/2021|
Is it true they are editing it down to nine commandments this year to get more commercials in?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/30/2021|
It gets dull after the parting of the sea and fire tornado and I usually doze off. Everything before that is entertaining.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/30/2021|
Fun Ten Commandments Trivia: Anne Baxter (Nefertiri) was the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. I wonder what he thought of the "Oh Moses, Moses!" scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/30/2021|
[quote] Is it true they are editing it down to nine commandments this year to get more commercials in?
It used to be fifteen.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/30/2021|
R30 He went into a spiral, which is when he got the idea for the Guggenheim.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/30/2021|
[quote] It gets dull after the parting of the sea and fire tornado and I usually doze off.
I love when Moses is up on Mt. Sinai receiving the commandments, while EG Robinson is down in the valley whipping up the Israelites!
I especially love when they're forming the golden calf and the hot muscle studs are carrying it around.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/30/2021|
I can't believe you queens don't have a little collection of your own copies of Biblical and peplum epics. They are one of the best things about Spring!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/30/2021|
R28, yeah there was concern because Moses didn't let people know his pronouns. Plus, there was criticism because Ramses didn't have a diversity and inclusion director on site at Goshen when Pharaoh's treasure city was being built.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/30/2021|
R20/R21/R22/R23/R24, nobody needs to be clicking on Russian streaming sites. Stop that troll bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/30/2021|
And such a beAuTiFuL enemy!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/30/2021|
Why can't we watch ruskie movies?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/30/2021|
[quote] Why can't we watch ruskie movies?
That's basically all that comes out of Hollywood these days, except now, instead of trying to please their Soviet masters, they are trying to please their CCP masters.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/31/2021|
[quote]Why can't we watch ruskie movies?
Because, R38, you run the real risk that they will hack you, install spyware/ransomware, and you will suffer loss. They're hostile. It's like asking why you shouldn't stream from North Korea.
[quote]That's basically all that comes out of Hollywood these days, except now, instead of trying to please their Soviet masters, they are trying to please their CCP masters.
Give examples, R39, of the Hollywood output you think are "Ruskie", "Soviet", or "CCP".
You do know that Russia isn't communist anymore, right? That died out over three decades ago.
(My question is mostly rhetorical, bearing in mind I'm asking it of a Russian troll, who's perfectly aware of it. What cinches R39's identity is the pivot to China.)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/31/2021|
Does anybody know what the relationship is between Pharaoh and Nefriteri? She is obviously treated as a royal, but why is she marrying Ramses then?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/31/2021|
Is this a good movie or just tradition? Is it something worth watching?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/31/2021|
R42, it's a sweeping epic that tells one of the foundational stories of Western Civilization in an overly-dramatic way. It is a spectacle. Everybody should see it once.
But, you have to put in the time (its over three hours). Stock up on some junk food, pop some corn, hunker down, and watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/31/2021|
As noted above it starts off very entertaining and colorful but it bogs down in the 3rd act and the Hebrew orgy is the bad kind of camp.
It means a lot to me because my catholic aunties would watch it at Easter and I liked sitting with them and chatting.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/31/2021|
It's awesome, R42.
Whether you're religious or not, it's still an epic film.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/31/2021|
[quote]Does anybody know what the relationship is between Pharaoh and Nefriteri? She is obviously treated as a royal, but why is she marrying Ramses then?
R41, don't forget that the Egyptian royals generally kept it in the family.
Nefretiri's (Nefertari, wife of Rameses II) family background is unknown. She may be a favored daughter or granddaughter of Seti II, making her a half-sister to Rameses. In her tomb, there's a knob with a cartouche of Pharaoh Ay, second-to-last pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. She might be related to him somehow, like a great-granddaughter. Or not. There was a lot of tomb-swapping going on then, and Nefretiri's tomb might be something originally made for someone from the late 18th Dynasty, like one of Ay's queens, but repurposed for the 19th Dynasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/31/2021|
I am tempted to tell you the ending OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/31/2021|
[quote] I am tempted to tell you the ending OP.
They all die in a fiery plane crash?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/31/2021|
I'm really looking forward to it tomorrow!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/02/2021|
My drinking game is to shout, "Land of Goshen!" and drink a shot whenever anyone says " Goshen."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/02/2021|
My favorite part is when the "Ethiopians" come bearing gifts to Seti, and when they start talking, they sound like they're from Los Angeles.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/02/2021|
^^^Because Moses, Ramses, and Neferteri sound exactly Egyptian.....
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/02/2021|
The line that makes me laugh the most is "His God [bold]is[/bold] God!"
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/02/2021|
I'm so excited to watch this.
I love TTC so much. It's high camp!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/02/2021|
Cant we just knock to down to seven and do one a night for the week like old time miniseries?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/02/2021|
Why don't you watch Pasolini's Gospel of St. Matthew instead?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/02/2021|
Where's your messiah neeooooowww? Yeah, see?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/02/2021|
Did you know that Dathan was a real character in the Bible?
He was one of the Levites who questioned Moses' leadership and got swallowed up by the Earth.
Interestingly, the director of Ten Commandments gave him the same fate, but at a different event.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/03/2021|
My favorite part of this movie is when Nefertari sings that hit song of the day, "Death Come Unto Me". It has such a swinging tune.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/03/2021|
Has it started yet? Will the basket sink this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/03/2021|
In Florida, it starts at 7:00 EST on ABC.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/03/2021|
I predict Moses will not make it to Israel at the end. Any takers?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/03/2021|
The plague of frogs this year will be substituted by toads.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/03/2021|
The floating green finger of death from the sky segment will be followed by Covid Breaking News!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/03/2021|
Oh the camp of it all!!!
We open with Ramses I meeting with his cabinet and the Egyptian male Jean Dixon.....
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/03/2021|
Ah, the girls at the pool, just like back in the day...
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/03/2021|
And now the STAH of this movie, Setti.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/03/2021|
Neferteri is every DLer personified.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/03/2021|
Miss Ann Baxter, chewing the scenery, if you please. With her black Ethiapoian.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/03/2021|
It's on right now on ABC in my area.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/03/2021|
Your tongue will dig your grave, R70.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/03/2021|
Who Am I To Deny The Word of The Master Builder?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/03/2021|
Think Yul is so fucking sexy in his micro skirt!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/03/2021|
How hot is Joshua? Much much hotter then boring Moses.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/03/2021|
I'm sure Vincent Price enjoyed whipping John Derek
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/03/2021|
This was always my go-to gayling movie for teenage self-sex. Joshua, Moses, heck all the men are tan and wearing micro skirts. Legs and arm muscles have always been my weakness.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/03/2021|
R78 prefers them all as men.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/03/2021|
I never realized...Vincent Price does NOT rock the skirt
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/03/2021|
That aqua/turquoise gown on Yul, er, excuse me, I mean Ann Baxter, was divoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/03/2021|
This....this is for my wedding night.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/03/2021|
Charlton does have nice arms.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/03/2021|
He has skinny calves, though. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/03/2021|
Anne Baxter was everything in this picture. Yes, gurl, fight for yo' man!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/03/2021|
You see, that always been the problem with telling your booty-call that he's the son of lowly Semites BEFORE you get laid.
You end up not getting laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/03/2021|
A picture to stop your heart...
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/03/2021|
Moses does have nice tits.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/03/2021|
God, watching Bakka pine for Lily is like pretending Matt Gaetz actually likes women.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/03/2021|
John Derek was absolutely beautiful as Joshua.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/03/2021|
Baxter is working those gowns.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/03/2021|
DCTM was sung by Lilia, R59, and not Nefreteri.
Moses was poised to assume the throne of Egypt. He therefore could have freed his people with no questions asked after becoming Phaoroh. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut as the truth was revealed. But no! True to his inherent nature, he takes the hard way, else we would not know the story of the exodus.
Interesting factoid: Moses appears in the time line 1,400 years before Yeshua.
Happy Easter to you all!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/03/2021|
Damn, I have to wait another hour; I feel left out. 😕
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/03/2021|
R92: And also with you!
Now look for the first time on the Governor of Goshen. She is resplendent in her red and white robes, ain't she? Miss Dathan is rocking that perfume too. No Purple Flowers!! EVER!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/03/2021|
STOP THE STONE!!! STOP THE STONE!!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/03/2021|
For those of you in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, the OTHER embodiment of DL is now on screen......
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/03/2021|
Is it true that straight men shave their pubes?
And that's Della, she's the OLDEST!
Our mother is Muriel. She's Czarina of Datalounge.....
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/03/2021|
Couldn't find TTC streaming anywhere last. I finally found a remastered version on Vimeo only. I cant understand why all the things and choices we consumers took for granted is gone! Businesses are taking full advantage of Covid to nix stuff they dont want to provide in the first place.
"Oh sorry, we don't show the Ten Commandments on Easter Sunday for free anymore due to Covid restrictions."
Pay up, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/03/2021|
So is it safe to assume that ABC has sole rights to the film? In all these years I don't think I've ever seen it anywhere else but on ABC (not even TCM).
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/03/2021|
R100: The Mouse holds the rights to the Tablets. Unless Comcast or the Redstones want to bid on it when it comes up again.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/03/2021|
Heston's fucking gorgeous in the scene where he finds out he's a Hebrew.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/03/2021|
Dance, you mud turtles, dance!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/03/2021|
R103: What a thing to say to the daughters of Jethro!!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/03/2021|
You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/03/2021|
Was there any homosex at the Golden Calf party? I think there was a line about "unnatural affections" or something like that
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/03/2021|
R102 Seriously!!! That scene made humping the living room rug for Easter that much more meaningful every single year.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/03/2021|
DeMille got Baxter, Brynner and Heston at their most beautiful. Smart move.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/03/2021|
R107: Do you hump the bedroom throw rug for Memorial Day?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/03/2021|
"Nothing from some is worth more than gold from others." Who wrote this shit?
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/03/2021|
R109 Duh...? How the hell else do you commemorate the holiday?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/03/2021|
R111: I MUST know what rugs are humped for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Lunar New Year. And their thread count.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/03/2021|
Vincent Price was a bigger queen than Baxter was.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/03/2021|
R112 “Martha Stewart Presents: Humping for the Holiday
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/03/2021|
Price's triple take when Moses calls him "master butcher" right before Moses kills him is classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/03/2021|
John Derek's nipples were just begging to be sucked on. Scrumptious.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/03/2021|
I want to DANCE like the girls in green who clap their hands in the scene where Moses gets outed to Ramses.
(CLAP CLAP CLAP)
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/03/2021|
Watching this makes me miss the ABC Sunday Night Movie when they would show movies like "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," "The Way We Were," hell even "Superman: The Movie." Yes, I realize there are plenty of places and ways to see them now but I just miss the nostalgia of it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/03/2021|
Are ANY of the cast still alive?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/03/2021|
Oh God. How MANY TIMES are they gonna do a Jesus story? Now Discovery + ? CHRIST!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/03/2021|
R92, I’m dying at your abbreviation of that masterpiece, “Death Cometh to Me,” as DCTM! As if it’s so well-known it doesn’t need to be spelled out. Thank you! LMFAO!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/03/2021|
r119, the snotty little prince who kicks our hero is still around.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/03/2021|
[quote]Are ANY of the cast still alive?
Red Sea extra #1296
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/03/2021|
Pharaoh himself has nice, perky nipples 😛
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/03/2021|
Anne Baxter vs. Yvonne DeCarlo. The Battle of the Veils.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/03/2021|
Is this the OFFICIAL watch party thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/03/2021|
He is risen. Jesus lives. Amen.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/03/2021|
Debra Paget is still alive at age 87
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/03/2021|
R127: Always remember Eleazar, he passed over your house. Oy vey.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/03/2021|
Viola Davis could learn some acting tips in subtlety from Anne Baxter.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/03/2021|
And that was Death Cometh To Me, by Lily. #1 on the charts and #1 in our hearts. This is Hebrew National 101, broadcasting from Cairo. The weather this evening, a Green Fog Warning is in effect. Chariots, slow down and use your low beam torches. Next, the Hymns of Aaron on Cairo's station for the hits, Hebrew National 101.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/03/2021|
R121, it did not need to be spelled out because it was referenced by the inclusion of the thread number R59 in my post. I gather it doesn't take much to amuse you. Happy Easter! 🐰
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/03/2021|
Close the door, Joshua. And let my hands pass...over your fantastic tits.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/03/2021|
Where did the black guards come from? Years I've seen this movie and never noticed them. During the taking the first child scene the fuckers came out of nowhere
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/03/2021|
Moses is at the burning bush, which turns him into Barry Gibb.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/03/2021|
Ann Baxter nails it here as a mother who just lost her child. Props to her here. She doesn't overact. It's just....perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/03/2021|
Damnit! I was forty-five minutes late to the show.
Forgot it was Saturday. ☹️
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/03/2021|
R137: Some years are like that for me. Both Passover and Easter are lunar so they are never the same date year after year.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/03/2021|
"Your fragrance is like the wine of Babylon!"
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/03/2021|
Wise ass at my house for Easter said the following:
"After cutting up the lamb cake, smear some frosting around the door frame."
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/03/2021|
I’d would’ve ate yul brenners ass then let him sodomize me!
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/03/2021|
R139: Maybe for YOUR hole, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/03/2021|
Sounds like an 80s perfume ad:
"Your fragrance is like the wine of Babylon!"
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/03/2021|
And now Ramses and Neferteri have to fuck again to get an heir apparent. That sex is gonna be fun.....
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/03/2021|
The movie drags after they leave Egypt. Good time to go to bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/03/2021|
Hell of a rave going down at Sinai.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/03/2021|
R106: Vile affections. Lasciviousness and casting off of clothes. Even adultery. In short, a damn good time was had by all.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/03/2021|
Moshe brings these 15, 15........10! 10 Commandments!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/03/2021|
I kept thinking of that line on January 6th. "For this, you shall drink bitter waters."
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/03/2021|
There were so many fucking chiches that passed as dialogue in this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/03/2021|
Apparently the ratings usually are better for the second half than the first. I don’t know why though.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/03/2021|
Second half has all the cool special effects
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/03/2021|
In the scene were Pharoah's son dies, the dead kid becomes a dummy when he's laying on the altar.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/03/2021|
Kathy Garver (Family Affair's Cissy) is the little girl at the beginning of the exodus scene who's looking for her doll Rebekah.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||04/03/2021|
Rebekah was no Mrs. Beasley
|by Anonymous||reply 155||04/03/2021|
Love the scene with the Golden Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/03/2021|
Can you just imagine what that might have actually looked like? The parting of the Red Sea??? What the people would have thought?
The mind boggles. The illiterate masses seeing all those signs and wonders?
Assuming it did happen, which I don’t believe for a hot second it did.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/03/2021|
R51, that's Woody Strode as the Ethiopian king. A few years later he would be demoted to Ethiopian gladiator in "Spartacus."
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/03/2021|
“Oh Moses, You Stubborn, Splendid, Adorable Fool!” So much camp with the red lips, 50s hair styles and striding into rooms while throwing back capes but somehow it works. Even though the special effects are dated, it doesn’t take anything away from the story. Sigh. Love this movie more with every viewing. I don’t know if any recent restoration was done, but the costumes seemed especially awesome this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/03/2021|
Tonite I'm being honored in a parade heading for my new 100 million palace. Who cares about the Hebrew?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/03/2021|
Joshua was quite the swashbuckler.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/03/2021|
Thanks, R135. I will never be able to watch this movie again without thinking of Barry Gibb.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/03/2021|
Moses Moses why do you do this to us?
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/03/2021|
Sephora and her sisters are like Snow White and the dwarves transported from the forest to the desert.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/03/2021|
The thing I like about his movie is the Heston is perfectly cast.
He doesn't understand why he is God's chosen He is as dumb as the rest of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/03/2021|
Anne Baxter is a “supporting actress“. She doesn’t belong in a major role because she hasn’t got the chops!
Hedy Lamarr would’ve been perfect in this role (now you might complain the Hedy was lousy at emotions but she knows how to wear a floor-length gown. And let’s be frank, this weird movie is more of a 'tableau vivant' than a movie).
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/03/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/04/2021|
I'm relieved that Yul Brynner arrived in La La Land in 1956 just in time. He could get away wearing hairstyles like this.
Who else could have played Rameses? Anthony Quinn?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/04/2021|
Memnet was played by Dame Judith Anderson aka Big Mama Pollitt from COAHTR - haha
Bithia was played by Nina Foch aka Milo Roberts from An American in Paris and Diana Ross' snooty boss in Mahogany. Nina's real surname was FOCK - Nina Fock!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||04/04/2021|
Wouldn't have worked R169, he looked like a grandpa when he turned 18.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||04/04/2021|
[quote]So is it safe to assume that ABC has sole rights to the film? In all these years I don't think I've ever seen it anywhere else but on ABC (not even TCM).
R100, it pops up on TCM every once in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/04/2021|
Is it over yet, or is it still going on?
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/04/2021|
[quote]Is it over yet, or is it still going on?
Ongoing since 1956, R173.
It was being discussed on this thread well before last night's airing on ABC, and it will continue to be discussed afterwards by anyone who's interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||04/04/2021|
And each year we'll fondly look forward to Yvonne de Carlo (who 'cleaned up' nice as Sephora) and her odd acting tic of peering to the side after almost every line.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/04/2021|
R173 it has been going on for 5000 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||04/04/2021|
[quote] Memnet was played by Dame Judith Anderson
She also played the killer lesbian in Rebecca.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/04/2021|
The most solemn and the most joyous days on the Christian calendar, and we're annually treated to an Old Testament tale.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/04/2021|
R178, why do you think Jesus went to Jerusalem?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/04/2021|
R178, it's for those among us who celebrate Passover, which ends before nightfall, 4/4.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/04/2021|
[quote]it's for those among us who celebrate Passover, which ends AFTER nightfall, 4/4.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/04/2021|
My boss is a Jewish carpenter.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/04/2021|
We tried to watch THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD last night but it’s dull af.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/04/2021|
[quote] We tried to watch THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD last night but it’s dull af.
It takes a singular talent to turn the greatest story ever told into the worst movie ever made.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/04/2021|
[quote] why do you think Jesus went to Jerusalem?
He got a good rate on an AirBnB?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/04/2021|
The horses drowning gave me nightmares
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/04/2021|
[quote] Can you just imagine what that might have actually looked like? The parting of the Red Sea???
No I can't because it never happened. Just like the vast majority of the miracles claimed in the big book of fairy tales that either never happened or were just normal occurrences that over the centuries have been grossly exaggerated in order to draw in gullibles to obey fake holy men.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/04/2021|
[quote] in the three+ hour tale of Moses, Ramses, Nefertiti (with her perky breasts and lips of pomegranate)
It's NEFRETIRI, not Nefertiti.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/04/2021|
Yul Brynner is so hot in this movie. I keep expecting him to force Anne Baxter to give him a blow job.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/04/2021|
Death cometh to me, to set me free...
Peaches, gurl that’s my jam!
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/04/2021|
Eldergays, how many of you saw the original Cecil B. DeMille version in the theater?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/04/2021|
r70 r81 r136 It's AnnE.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/04/2021|
It's NEFRETIRI, not Nefertiti.
The real Eyptian Queen was named Nefertari. And Nefertiti was another Egyptian queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/04/2021|
[quote]We tried to watch THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD last night but it’s dull af.
Even Max Von Sydow said as much; shame they don't make those star studded costume dramas anymore. The closest thing we get is some Netfix crap with Armie Hammer & Daisy Ridley. YAWN!
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/04/2021|
Mr. DeMille definitely knew what he was doing when he made this movie.
He knew it had to be GRAND and over-the-top. That's why it's so beloved, even by non-religious people. It has hot guys, beautiful women, tons of drama, a love story (or two), and great special effects (even for its time).
Couple of things I noticed.
When the hand of death creeped in the sky during passover, DeMille used a crescent moon. However, passover always fell on Nisan 14 according to the Jewish calendar, and it's always a full moon on that day.
Also, did you know that close to 3,000,000 Israelites crossed the Red Sea during their exodus from Egypt??
DeMille also got the special effects for the parting of the Red Sea correct, because the Bible says that the waters "congealed," which is what DeMille made it look like!
Finally, Pharoah died in the Red Sea, according to Exodus.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/04/2021|
R169, perhaps Turhan Bey. He could play Egyptian, Chinese, Arab, Indian, etc. He was an all-purpose ethnic type.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/04/2021|
Better still, how many of you saw a version in theaters preceded by Cecil B. DeMille fighting his way out from behind a curtain to introduce his film? (The comments by former projectionists are interesting.)
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/04/2021|
Well I, for one, have been watching this film every year since I was a wee tot - over forty years! I'll see if again next year, God willing.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/04/2021|
The Bible. Horse hockey.
One can get more insight and information reading Mother Goose or The Brothers Grimm.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/04/2021|
I've never seen the 1923 film, R191, but I did notice with interest when one of the Sphinx heads (visible in your video thumbnail) from the 1923 DeMille production was unearthed in 2017 in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/04/2021|
That’s awesome! Thanks for posting it r200!
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/04/2021|
[quote]Finally, Pharoah died in the Red Sea, according to Exodus.
R195, the reason that DeMille chose a narrative means for the Pharaoh to have survived the Red Sea is that it's a historical fact that Ramses II, their chosen villain, lived to a ripe old age, dying in his middle 90s, which would make the bible wrong (cf. Exodus 14:28).
(This isn't at all an issue for non-believers, since the story of the Exodus is fictional.)
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/04/2021|
The Miracle Maker - full movie, for those with an appreciation for claymation.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/04/2021|
It's a shame that Moses went grey then white, while "evil" Ramses and Nefreteri stayed young and beautiful.
Also noticed: Moses goes all preachy every time you say something normal like "I'm scared" during the Angel/Mist of Death scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/04/2021|
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖞 𝕾𝖈𝖗𝖎𝖕𝖙𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖘
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/04/2021|
R187 Well, the parting of the Red Sea could have happened. Only today we’d call it “low tide.”
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/04/2021|
[quote]Well, the parting of the Red Sea could have happened. Only today we’d call it “low tide.”
Nah, R206, that's rationalization in pursuit of inerrancy. It didn't happen.
The 'Parting of the Red Sea' is a literary borrowing, a one-upmanship on the stories of Elijah and Elisha parting the Jordan. The stories of Elijah and Elisha were the earlier narratives, and the author(s) of Exodus needed to embellish the miracle for Moses, by having him part a sea. It's a bit like the literary improvement of Judges 19, from which the author(s) of Genesis 19 borrowed. The original story of inhospitable rapists in Judges 19 was sexed up by the addition of angels striking the assailants blind, and by fire and brimstone.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/04/2021|
[quote][R100], it pops up on TCM every once in a while.
Maybe you're thinking of Ben-Hur; ABC has exclusive rights to The Ten Commandments, much like NBC re. It's a Wonderful Life.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/04/2021|
I like the cooking show The Ten Condiments.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/04/2021|
No, R208, although it's been a couple of years, it was definitely on TCM.
For that matter, 'It's a Wonderful Life' also airs on TCM.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||Last Monday at 7:29 AM|
Side note on TCM: is it just me, or is the catalogue of movies on their channel getting smaller & smaller? I wonder if they are pushing the better movies to their channel on HBO GO (or whatever it's called these days)
|by Anonymous||reply 211||Last Monday at 7:48 AM|
R211, agree. I think we are losing a lot of programming in general to the individual ‘premium’ streaming platforms. HBO, Paramount +, Disney.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||Last Monday at 7:57 AM|
R211, there are a lot of movies that TCM has silently cancelled, because they are not politically correct.
They haven't shown "Rebecca" in years, for example, due to angry lesbian protestors. Also, when was the last time you saw "Just One of the Guys" or "Blazing Saddles"?
|by Anonymous||reply 213||Last Monday at 9:01 AM|
'Blazing Saddles' was on a month or so ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||Last Monday at 9:04 AM|
And 'Rebecca' airs almost constantly.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||Last Monday at 9:04 AM|
That is horseshit, R211. TCM shows all their films uncut, including nudity (CAROL just aired Saturday evening, bare breasts and all); they do not censor language, (including the F bomb) and unedited.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||Last Monday at 9:18 AM|
Everything went wrong for me on Saturday, and luckily I managed to record this, because I was not able to watch in real time.
ABC may have broadcast rights (or share them with TCM and other outlets) but TTC is a Paramount production and the new anniversary edition came out from Paramount this year. I searched and there was nowhere to stream it free of cost and commercial-free at will.
Commenters who want to shit on TTC for factual inaccuracy, or for being 100% bullshit because its source material is stupid fucking bible stories, are just literal idiots missing out on a hilarious, stilted, exorbitant, exaggerated, technicolor spectacle of a film full of: sweaty mud-smeared slaves, campy dialog, Egyptian royalty, including princesses in Betty Page bangs, throbbing, swarthy men in micro kilts and breastplates, faux pithy maxims, cheap special effects, dancing girls, a cast of thousands, and so much more.
I suspect he sourpuss hyper-critics with bowel control issues missed out on having enjoyed this trashy spectacular through their growing-up years; never experiencing the gradual revelations of the silly-serious layers of Hollywood's overblown interpretation of a dumb ass story people take as actual truth to this day. Likewise, they decline the happy experience of coming to the movie late in life and just appreciating its entertainment value for all that it is.
They are not satisfied by personally choosing not to enjoy TTC; they don't want anyone else to have fun, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||Last Tuesday at 3:06 PM|
R217, observing that the film is pure fantasy or that it at points departs from its source material does not in any way detract from enjoying the campy spectacle. It shouldn't kill you that other people have different ways of appreciating a film.
Reminding people that none of this actually happened is practically an obligatory public service announcement, though. Too many people honestly believe that it did.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||Last Tuesday at 3:13 PM|
It’s okay r217, it’s okay. I saved some of my See’s Easter Basket for you and we’re going to have a nice time, I promise.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||Last Tuesday at 3:14 PM|
[quote]No, [R208], although it's been a couple of years, it was definitely on TCM. For that matter, 'It's a Wonderful Life' also airs on TCM.
Sorry, not in the United States; believe me, I check every year:
[quote]That year (1990), Republic made a deal with Turner Broadcasting System, authorizing only three airings of the movie, all on cable's TNT and TBS. However, the studio's attempt to reassert control was widely ignored since there were still some existing distribution deals that Republic had to honor...In 1994, the studio sold exclusive television rights to NBC.
[quote]The Ten Commandments was first broadcast on the ABC network on February 18, 1973, and has aired annually on the network since then, with the exception of 1999, traditionally during the Passover and Easter holidays
|by Anonymous||reply 220||Last Tuesday at 3:22 PM|
Thanks, R219, feeling soothed. I like jelly beans and the Bordeaux eggs, if ya got em.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||Last Tuesday at 3:23 PM|
Perhaps I have misremembered where I saw it, R220. I could have sworn it was TCM. What I watched aired without commercials; it wasn't ABC.
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