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The Resource The ten commandments, [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille

The ten commandments, [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille

Label
The ten commandments
Title
The ten commandments
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Special Effects; Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated
Language note
English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.B53
LC item number
T46 2006
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1881-1959
  • 1893-1973
  • 1873-1976
  • 1880-1958
  • 1887-1946
  • 1933-
  • 1926-1998
  • 1893-1964
  • 1914-2003
  • 1897-1992
  • 1911-1993
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Brynner, Yul
  • Baxter, Anne
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • De Carlo, Yvonne
  • MacKenzie, Aeneas
  • Zukor, Adolph
  • Lasky, Jesse L.
  • MacPherson, Jeanie
  • Paget, Debra
  • Derek, John
  • Hardwicke, Cedric
  • Foch, Nina
  • Scott, Martha
  • Anderson, Judith
  • Price, Vincent
  • Carradine, John
  • Orrison, Katherine
  • Griggs, Loyal
  • Bernstein, Elmer
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Motion Pictures Associates
Runtime
220
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
  • Moses
  • Bible stories
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The ten commandments, [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some credits from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1956
  • Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French)
  • "50th anniversary collection"--Container
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container
  • Special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in stone : making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: The ten commandments premiere in New York; trailers
  • Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b&w)
  • 1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo
  • 1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The ten commandments, [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some credits from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1956
  • Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French)
  • "50th anniversary collection"--Container
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container
  • Special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in stone : making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: The ten commandments premiere in New York; trailers
  • Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b&w)
  • 1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo
  • 1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
3 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415718636
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360412246
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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