The Front Row View: The Ten Commandments

The Front Row View is a regular column by Great Stories contributor Jim Cannizzaro.  He is a veteran community theater leading man, seasoned blogger, movie enthusiast, and family man.

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For this Passover weekend, what better viewing choice is there than that treasured chestnut The Ten Commandments? Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 blockbuster combines spectacle, gloriously hammy acting (Chuck Heston and Yul Brynner, you both never let me down!), the Burning Bush, the Golden Calf, the Stone Tablets and the killer Parting of the Red Sea. Throw in the sex bomb Anne Baxter as the vamping princess, Vincent Price being as Vincent Price-ish as ever and Edward G. Robinson as the traitor to the Jews. There’s just too much for a movie lover to handle! It’s a High Camp treat. So let it be written….so let it be done!

-Jim

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