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I just can't believe how bad this film is,
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I just can't believe how bad this film is. For someone to come on at the beginning of the film and make out it is telling the absolute truth is an affront to one's intelligence. It is based on American Bible Belt beliefs which I am afraid do not go down with my liberal Catholic Anglicanism!!!!
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2014 02:02:24 BDT
The 1956 version of "The Ten Commandments" was a product of its time. It's a parable on the Cold War. In his prologue, deMille propounds that: "The theme of this picture is whether men are to be ruled by God's law or whether they are to be ruled by the whims of a dictator like Rameses. Are men the property of the state or are they free souls under God? This same battle continues throughout the world today." It was in 1954 that President Eisenhower had encouraged Congress to add the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance in order to differentiate the US from the godless Soviet Union. It was a bonus for deMille to have his Rameses speak with a Russian accent. The founding fathers - who were mostly deists rather than theists - obviously felt no need to mention God in the Constitution.
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