Sunday, April 06, 2008

Go Down Moses

Charlton Heston passed away. While I strongly disagreed with his politics, his role as Moses in the Ten Commandments (1956) is the most famous portrayal of Moses since ..., well since Moses. Being a Bible scholar, and a fan of pop culture, I've researched and written quite a bit on the topic of the Hebrew Bible in film. This means that I've seen The Ten Commandments about 300 times and sadly have the entire horrible dialogue memorized. Mostly I wrote about the topic of why all Bible movies are so awful. And I smile when I think of his other over-the-top campy films, such as Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, and Ben Hur.

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And now that his hands are cold and dead, can we have his gun?

2 Comments:

Blogger jeffrey said...

Dammit I hate when someone beats me to the obvious line.

12:34 PM  
Blogger mominem said...

No you can't all guns have been confiscated by the Government.

10:40 PM  

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