Why ‘ The Ten Commandments ’ Is Worth Four Hours of Your Time
The modern moviegoer may recoil at the thought of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 biblical epic The Ten Commandments.
Nothing about it is particularly modern, and its story is one of the oldest we know.
For a film that runs three hours and forty minutes (including an Overture and Intermission),
that may seem like a major investment for an audience member who already knows that the Jews makes it out of Egypt.
So why bother with an Old Hollywood telling of an Old Testament story that will take up your afternoon?
Watching the new 4K of The Ten Commandments was my third viewing of the movie.
I had previously watched it on Blu-ray and then a couple years later when it received an anniversary screening in theaters.
It’s a film I hadn’t seen until prompted by wife (who grew up with the movie),
and I’m glad I did because watching The Ten Commandments is a way to lose yourself in a film completely divorced from any modern consideration we now have for moviegoing.
There’s not a hint of irony or meta-commentary to be found.
It is completely itself with all the flaws and details that only a biblical epic made in the 1950s could bring. ดูหนังออนไลน์