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.


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


jeffrey said...

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

mominem said...

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