Decades Blogathon – The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Decades Blogathon (2016) is an online event hosted by Mark (not me – another one) at Three Rows Back and Tom at Digital Shortbread. Two great movie review sites that invite like minded cinephiles to write about any particular film of their choosing. The only provision: choose a picture from any decade with the year ending in ‘6’ (given that it’s now 2016). That’s it.

It began on Monday, May 16 and contributions were limited to 20 so I feel honored to have been able to participate. Here’s my reflection on an old favorite:

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May 17, 2016

Decades Blogathon – The Fountain (2006)

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1956Welcome to day three of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and the one and only Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I will run a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post); and today we feature this excellent contribution from Mark at Fast Film Review – Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments.

This lavish, Technicolor extravaganza shot in VistaVision is Cecil B. DeMille’s last and most celebrated work. Remaking his own 1923 black and white silent movie, The Ten Commandments is a sumptuous religious epic.

Pure soap opera is woven into the Old Testament story about a man whose perspective changes when he realises his…

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3 Responses to “Decades Blogathon – The Ten Commandments (1956)”

  1. Thanks a lot for contributing Mark! Mark and I are going to take a look at the HTML coding on that article, because there definitely looks to be something fishy going on up top there. We will keep you posted on that and perhaps you can re-blog it at a later time once the error is corrected. 🙂

    • Ok. Hopefully not necessary to re-blog the whole article. It just looks like an error than can be fixed in editing.

      Thanks again for allowing me to contribute again this year. I appreciative the opportunity,

      • Yes, and as a matter of fact I think Mark went ahead and fixed it. Take a look! And we both appreciate having you here this year again. Always a pleasure.

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