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The Ten Commandments 2021

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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by Anonymousreply 222Last Wednesday at 8:41 AM

Maybe Moses has been cancelled - get it, CANCELLED?

by Anonymousreply 103/18/2021

Moses was a hard core racist!

by Anonymousreply 203/18/2021

"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 Anonymousreply 303/18/2021

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 Anonymousreply 403/18/2021

That is some bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 503/18/2021

Why in the fuck is Paramount showing the movie on a TUESDAY???!!!


by Anonymousreply 603/18/2021

Why did ABC give up the rights to the movie?

Surely, it must have brought in the ratings and the $$$ every year.

by Anonymousreply 703/18/2021

I can’t take all of the change - everything is changing - little dumb stuff is changing - it is making me so sad!!

by Anonymousreply 803/18/2021

Christina Crawford?

by Anonymousreply 903/18/2021

OK, get ready Ancient Egyptians and Hebrews!

Ten Commandments 2021:



by Anonymousreply 1003/25/2021

[quote] Why in the fuck is Paramount showing the movie on a TUESDAY???!!!

As it is written, so shall it be done.

by Anonymousreply 1103/25/2021

It's on ABC on 4/3, the night before Easter, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern.

by Anonymousreply 1203/25/2021

Why is ABC claiming they made Felicity on Hulu?

by Anonymousreply 1303/25/2021

No Ten Commandments this year?! How the fuck will I make bricks without straw??

by Anonymousreply 1403/25/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1503/25/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1603/25/2021

I’d rather watch the Ten Condiments on the Food Network.

by Anonymousreply 1703/25/2021

R11 that is a RELEASE DATE for the ANNIVERSARY EDITION DVD not a broadcast date.

by Anonymousreply 1803/25/2021

So when is the actual showing, R18?

by Anonymousreply 1903/25/2021

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:

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by Anonymousreply 2003/25/2021

[quote] I know where to see it online 100% free in HD whenever I want to see it

WHERE, R20???

by Anonymousreply 2103/25/2021 - just for you, R21. Who loves ya, baby? Haha


by Anonymousreply 2203/25/2021

^^^ Sorry - it's actually this:

by Anonymousreply 2303/25/2021

Thanks so much R22/R23!

I'm going to watch it this weekend!

by Anonymousreply 2403/25/2021

I ended up buying the box set blu ray from Costco, so much easier to fap to Yul Brynner.

by Anonymousreply 2503/25/2021

It's on this Saturday, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 2603/30/2021

R25, how do you fap using a blu-ray player? Do you stick your dick where the disk goes?

by Anonymousreply 2703/30/2021

Is it true they are editing it down to nine commandments this year to get more commercials in?

by Anonymousreply 2803/30/2021

It gets dull after the parting of the sea and fire tornado and I usually doze off. Everything before that is entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 2903/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3003/30/2021

[quote] Is it true they are editing it down to nine commandments this year to get more commercials in?

It used to be fifteen.

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by Anonymousreply 3103/30/2021

R30 He went into a spiral, which is when he got the idea for the Guggenheim.

by Anonymousreply 3203/30/2021

[quote] It gets dull after the parting of the sea and fire tornado and I usually doze off.

No way!

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.

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by Anonymousreply 3303/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3403/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3503/30/2021

R20/R21/R22/R23/R24, nobody needs to be clicking on Russian streaming sites. Stop that troll bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 3603/30/2021

And such a beAuTiFuL enemy!

by Anonymousreply 3703/30/2021

Why can't we watch ruskie movies?

by Anonymousreply 3803/30/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 3903/31/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 4003/31/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4103/31/2021

Is this a good movie or just tradition? Is it something worth watching?

by Anonymousreply 4203/31/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4303/31/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4403/31/2021

It's awesome, R42.

Whether you're religious or not, it's still an epic film.

by Anonymousreply 4503/31/2021

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 4603/31/2021

I am tempted to tell you the ending OP.

by Anonymousreply 4703/31/2021

[quote] I am tempted to tell you the ending OP.

They all die in a fiery plane crash?

by Anonymousreply 4803/31/2021

I'm really looking forward to it tomorrow!

by Anonymousreply 4904/02/2021

My drinking game is to shout, "Land of Goshen!" and drink a shot whenever anyone says " Goshen."

by Anonymousreply 5004/02/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 5104/02/2021

^^^Because Moses, Ramses, and Neferteri sound exactly Egyptian.....

by Anonymousreply 5204/02/2021

The line that makes me laugh the most is "His God [bold]is[/bold] God!"

by Anonymousreply 5304/02/2021

I'm so excited to watch this.

I love TTC so much. It's high camp!

by Anonymousreply 5404/02/2021

Cant we just knock to down to seven and do one a night for the week like old time miniseries?

by Anonymousreply 5504/02/2021

Why don't you watch Pasolini's Gospel of St. Matthew instead?

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by Anonymousreply 5604/02/2021

Where's your messiah neeooooowww? Yeah, see?

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by Anonymousreply 5704/02/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5804/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5904/03/2021

Has it started yet? Will the basket sink this time?

by Anonymousreply 6004/03/2021

In Florida, it starts at 7:00 EST on ABC.

by Anonymousreply 6104/03/2021

I predict Moses will not make it to Israel at the end. Any takers?

by Anonymousreply 6204/03/2021

The plague of frogs this year will be substituted by toads.

by Anonymousreply 6304/03/2021

The floating green finger of death from the sky segment will be followed by Covid Breaking News!

by Anonymousreply 6404/03/2021

IT'S ON!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6504/03/2021

Oh the camp of it all!!!

We open with Ramses I meeting with his cabinet and the Egyptian male Jean Dixon.....

by Anonymousreply 6604/03/2021

Ah, the girls at the pool, just like back in the day...

by Anonymousreply 6704/03/2021

And now the STAH of this movie, Setti.

by Anonymousreply 6804/03/2021

Neferteri is every DLer personified.

by Anonymousreply 6904/03/2021

Miss Ann Baxter, chewing the scenery, if you please. With her black Ethiapoian.

by Anonymousreply 7004/03/2021

It's on right now on ABC in my area.

by Anonymousreply 7104/03/2021

Your tongue will dig your grave, R70.

by Anonymousreply 7204/03/2021

Who Am I To Deny The Word of The Master Builder?

by Anonymousreply 7304/03/2021

Think Yul is so fucking sexy in his micro skirt!

by Anonymousreply 7404/03/2021

How hot is Joshua? Much much hotter then boring Moses.

by Anonymousreply 7504/03/2021

Which God?

by Anonymousreply 7604/03/2021

I'm sure Vincent Price enjoyed whipping John Derek

by Anonymousreply 7704/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7804/03/2021

R78 prefers them all as men.

by Anonymousreply 7904/03/2021

I never realized...Vincent Price does NOT rock the skirt

by Anonymousreply 8004/03/2021

That aqua/turquoise gown on Yul, er, excuse me, I mean Ann Baxter, was divoon.

Gorgeous color.

by Anonymousreply 8104/03/2021

This....this is for my wedding night.

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by Anonymousreply 8204/03/2021

Charlton does have nice arms.

by Anonymousreply 8304/03/2021

He has skinny calves, though. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 8404/03/2021

Anne Baxter was everything in this picture. Yes, gurl, fight for yo' man!

by Anonymousreply 8504/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8604/03/2021

A picture to stop your heart...

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by Anonymousreply 8704/03/2021

Moses does have nice tits.

by Anonymousreply 8804/03/2021

God, watching Bakka pine for Lily is like pretending Matt Gaetz actually likes women.

by Anonymousreply 8904/03/2021

John Derek was absolutely beautiful as Joshua.

by Anonymousreply 9004/03/2021

Baxter is working those gowns.

by Anonymousreply 9104/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9204/03/2021

Damn, I have to wait another hour; I feel left out. 😕

by Anonymousreply 9304/03/2021

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!!!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 9504/03/2021

A MAN!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 9604/03/2021

For those of you in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, the OTHER embodiment of DL is now on screen......

by Anonymousreply 9704/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9804/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9904/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10004/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10104/03/2021

Heston's fucking gorgeous in the scene where he finds out he's a Hebrew.

by Anonymousreply 10204/03/2021

Dance, you mud turtles, dance!

by Anonymousreply 10304/03/2021

R103: What a thing to say to the daughters of Jethro!!

by Anonymousreply 10404/03/2021

You stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!

by Anonymousreply 10504/03/2021

Was there any homosex at the Golden Calf party? I think there was a line about "unnatural affections" or something like that

by Anonymousreply 10604/03/2021

R102 Seriously!!! That scene made humping the living room rug for Easter that much more meaningful every single year.

by Anonymousreply 10704/03/2021

DeMille got Baxter, Brynner and Heston at their most beautiful. Smart move.

by Anonymousreply 10804/03/2021

R107: Do you hump the bedroom throw rug for Memorial Day?

by Anonymousreply 10904/03/2021

"Nothing from some is worth more than gold from others." Who wrote this shit?

by Anonymousreply 11004/03/2021

R109 Duh...? How the hell else do you commemorate the holiday?

by Anonymousreply 11104/03/2021

R111: I MUST know what rugs are humped for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Lunar New Year. And their thread count.

by Anonymousreply 11204/03/2021

Vincent Price was a bigger queen than Baxter was.

by Anonymousreply 11304/03/2021

R112 “Martha Stewart Presents: Humping for the Holiday

by Anonymousreply 11404/03/2021

Price's triple take when Moses calls him "master butcher" right before Moses kills him is classic.

by Anonymousreply 11504/03/2021

John Derek's nipples were just begging to be sucked on. Scrumptious.

by Anonymousreply 11604/03/2021

I want to DANCE like the girls in green who clap their hands in the scene where Moses gets outed to Ramses.


by Anonymousreply 11704/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 11804/03/2021

Are ANY of the cast still alive?

by Anonymousreply 11904/03/2021

Oh God. How MANY TIMES are they gonna do a Jesus story? Now Discovery + ? CHRIST!!!

by Anonymousreply 12004/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 12104/03/2021

r119, the snotty little prince who kicks our hero is still around.

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by Anonymousreply 12204/03/2021

[quote]Are ANY of the cast still alive?

Red Sea extra #1296

by Anonymousreply 12304/03/2021

Pharaoh himself has nice, perky nipples 😛

by Anonymousreply 12404/03/2021

Anne Baxter vs. Yvonne DeCarlo. The Battle of the Veils.

by Anonymousreply 12504/03/2021

Is this the OFFICIAL watch party thread?

by Anonymousreply 12604/03/2021

He is risen. Jesus lives. Amen.

by Anonymousreply 12704/03/2021

Debra Paget is still alive at age 87

by Anonymousreply 12804/03/2021

R127: Always remember Eleazar, he passed over your house. Oy vey.

by Anonymousreply 12904/03/2021

Viola Davis could learn some acting tips in subtlety from Anne Baxter.

by Anonymousreply 13004/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13104/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13204/03/2021

Close the door, Joshua. And let my hands pass...over your fantastic tits.

by Anonymousreply 13304/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13404/03/2021

Moses is at the burning bush, which turns him into Barry Gibb.

by Anonymousreply 13504/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13604/03/2021

Damnit! I was forty-five minutes late to the show.

Forgot it was Saturday. ☹️

by Anonymousreply 13704/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13804/03/2021

"Your fragrance is like the wine of Babylon!"

by Anonymousreply 13904/03/2021

Wise ass at my house for Easter said the following:

"After cutting up the lamb cake, smear some frosting around the door frame."

by Anonymousreply 14004/03/2021

I’d would’ve ate yul brenners ass then let him sodomize me!

by Anonymousreply 14104/03/2021

R139: Maybe for YOUR hole, dear.

by Anonymousreply 14204/03/2021

Sounds like an 80s perfume ad:

"Your fragrance is like the wine of Babylon!"

by Anonymousreply 14304/03/2021

And now Ramses and Neferteri have to fuck again to get an heir apparent. That sex is gonna be fun.....

by Anonymousreply 14404/03/2021

The movie drags after they leave Egypt. Good time to go to bed.

by Anonymousreply 14504/03/2021

Hell of a rave going down at Sinai.

by Anonymousreply 14604/03/2021

R106: Vile affections. Lasciviousness and casting off of clothes. Even adultery. In short, a damn good time was had by all.

by Anonymousreply 14704/03/2021

Moshe brings these 15, 15........10! 10 Commandments!

by Anonymousreply 14804/03/2021

I kept thinking of that line on January 6th. "For this, you shall drink bitter waters."

by Anonymousreply 14904/03/2021

There were so many fucking chiches that passed as dialogue in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 15004/03/2021

Apparently the ratings usually are better for the second half than the first. I don’t know why though.

by Anonymousreply 15104/03/2021

Second half has all the cool special effects

by Anonymousreply 15204/03/2021

In the scene were Pharoah's son dies, the dead kid becomes a dummy when he's laying on the altar.

by Anonymousreply 15304/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 15404/03/2021

Rebekah was no Mrs. Beasley

by Anonymousreply 15504/03/2021

Love the scene with the Golden Trump.

by Anonymousreply 15604/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 15704/03/2021

R51, that's Woody Strode as the Ethiopian king. A few years later he would be demoted to Ethiopian gladiator in "Spartacus."

by Anonymousreply 15804/03/2021

“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 Anonymousreply 15904/03/2021

Tonite I'm being honored in a parade heading for my new 100 million palace. Who cares about the Hebrew?

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by Anonymousreply 16004/03/2021

Joshua was quite the swashbuckler.

by Anonymousreply 16104/03/2021

Thanks, R135. I will never be able to watch this movie again without thinking of Barry Gibb.

by Anonymousreply 16204/03/2021

Moses Moses why do you do this to us?

by Anonymousreply 16304/03/2021

Sephora and her sisters are like Snow White and the dwarves transported from the forest to the desert.

by Anonymousreply 16404/03/2021

Moses Moses!

by Anonymousreply 16504/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 16604/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 16704/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 16804/04/2021

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?

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by Anonymousreply 16904/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 17004/04/2021

Wouldn't have worked R169, he looked like a grandpa when he turned 18.

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by Anonymousreply 17104/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 17204/04/2021

Is it over yet, or is it still going on?

by Anonymousreply 17304/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 17404/04/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 17504/04/2021

R173 it has been going on for 5000 years.

by Anonymousreply 17604/04/2021

[quote] Memnet was played by Dame Judith Anderson

She also played the killer lesbian in Rebecca.

by Anonymousreply 17704/04/2021

The most solemn and the most joyous days on the Christian calendar, and we're annually treated to an Old Testament tale.


by Anonymousreply 17804/04/2021

R178, why do you think Jesus went to Jerusalem?

by Anonymousreply 17904/04/2021

R178, it's for those among us who celebrate Passover, which ends before nightfall, 4/4.

by Anonymousreply 18004/04/2021

[quote]it's for those among us who celebrate Passover, which ends AFTER nightfall, 4/4.

by Anonymousreply 18104/04/2021

My boss is a Jewish carpenter.

by Anonymousreply 18204/04/2021

We tried to watch THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD last night but it’s dull af.

by Anonymousreply 18304/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 18404/04/2021

[quote] why do you think Jesus went to Jerusalem?

He got a good rate on an AirBnB?

by Anonymousreply 18504/04/2021

The horses drowning gave me nightmares

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[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 Anonymousreply 18704/04/2021

[quote] in the three+ hour tale of Moses, Ramses, Nefertiti (with her perky breasts and lips of pomegranate)

It's NEFRETIRI, not Nefertiti.

by Anonymousreply 18804/04/2021

Yul Brynner is so hot in this movie. I keep expecting him to force Anne Baxter to give him a blow job.

by Anonymousreply 18904/04/2021

Death cometh to me, to set me free...

Peaches, gurl that’s my jam!

by Anonymousreply 19004/04/2021

Eldergays, how many of you saw the original Cecil B. DeMille version in the theater?

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by Anonymousreply 19104/04/2021

r70 r81 r136 It's AnnE.

by Anonymousreply 19204/04/2021

It's NEFRETIRI, not Nefertiti.

The real Eyptian Queen was named Nefertari. And Nefertiti was another Egyptian queen.

by Anonymousreply 19304/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 19404/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 19504/04/2021

R169, perhaps Turhan Bey. He could play Egyptian, Chinese, Arab, Indian, etc. He was an all-purpose ethnic type.

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by Anonymousreply 19604/04/2021

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.)

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by Anonymousreply 19704/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 19804/04/2021

The Bible. Horse hockey.

One can get more insight and information reading Mother Goose or The Brothers Grimm.

by Anonymousreply 19904/04/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 20004/04/2021

That’s awesome! Thanks for posting it r200!

by Anonymousreply 20104/04/2021

[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.)

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by Anonymousreply 20204/04/2021

The Miracle Maker - full movie, for those with an appreciation for claymation.

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by Anonymousreply 20304/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 20404/04/2021


𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖞 𝕾𝖈𝖗𝖎𝖕𝖙𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖘

by Anonymousreply 20504/04/2021

R187 Well, the parting of the Red Sea could have happened. Only today we’d call it “low tide.”

by Anonymousreply 20604/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 20704/04/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 20804/04/2021

I like the cooking show The Ten Condiments.

by Anonymousreply 20904/04/2021

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 Anonymousreply 210Last 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 Anonymousreply 211Last 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 Anonymousreply 212Last 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 Anonymousreply 213Last Monday at 9:01 AM

'Blazing Saddles' was on a month or so ago.

by Anonymousreply 214Last Monday at 9:04 AM

And 'Rebecca' airs almost constantly.

by Anonymousreply 215Last 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 Anonymousreply 216Last 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 Anonymousreply 217Last 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 Anonymousreply 218Last 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 Anonymousreply 219Last 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,[100] traditionally during the Passover and Easter holidays

by Anonymousreply 220Last Tuesday at 3:22 PM

Thanks, R219, feeling soothed. I like jelly beans and the Bordeaux eggs, if ya got em.

by Anonymousreply 221Last 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.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Wednesday at 8:41 AM
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