ENG225: Introduction to Film
Instructor, Anna Morrison
December 12, 2011
The Ten Commandments
The movie the author would like to critique is probably one of the greatest movies of all time. The movie is The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, and Cecil B. DeMille. If the author were a real critic like Gene Siskel, and Roger Ebert, she would give this movie two thumbs up. The author will probably be giving her, interpretation of this movie all the way through this paper because she feels that in order to understand what’s being critiqued you have to understand the movie. Of course this is a movie that the author has seen a number of times, and every time she views it she finds something that she missed. So, now she will try and give her views of probably one of the greatest movies of all times. This is not an easy assignment but the author will try to cover areas that really made this movie the block buster that it became. The areas that will be discussed in this paper are: Storytelling, actors, genre, editing type, costumes, special effects, lighting, cinematography & director, and interpretation.
It might not have meant to be, but the author feels this movie was a true documentary, the storytelling was probably the best ever, and it’s hard to write about this movie and not give credit to the actors who starred in it. The actors in this movie were probably some of the best actors of all times, and not only did Cecil B. DeMille star in this great movie he also directed it. The Ten Commandments, starring, Charlton Heston, Cecil B. Demille, and Yul Brennyer. This drama is a profound Bible Epic which describes the story of Moses from his birth to his profound leadership of the Children of Israel. The movie won Oscars and profound special effects at the parting of the Red Sea. The movie was a smashing success at the box office and is still a popular movie today. The success of the movie may be due to... [continues]
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