Ten Commandments

Revealing mistake: When the parted Red Sea comes together, if you look behind Pharaoh as his troops are being engulfed by the water, notice in the background that there are two boulders floating in the water, not being pushed, but floating lightly.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Moses takes the first journey up Mt. Sinai for his very first view of the burning bush, the walking scene shot has Charlton Heston following the camera as the camera dolly's backwards towards the bush. As Heston and the camera movement comes to a halt, you can see two long tire tracks in the sand created by the dolly truck that housed the camera and cameraman.

Revealing mistake: All of the women in the film have 1950's-style haircuts.

Revealing mistake: When Rameses is casting Moses out into the desert, he stands in his chariot and delivers his speech about ruling over the scorpions. The pyramids behind him are 20th century photos, i.e. they look 4000 years old. In the time of Rameses, they would have been substantially newer - 1000-1500 years old.

Revealing mistake: When Rameses is casting Moses out into the desert the place where the real set ends and a painted panel starts is noticeable: The yellow sand becomes dark brown and the sea behind remains still all the time.

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Revealing mistake: When Pharoah's chariots descend into the parted Red Sea to pursue the Israelites, the path before them is neatly grooved with chariot wheel tracks and not trodden with the thousands of footprints and hoof prints of humans and animals that went before them.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Moses takes the first journey up Mt. Sinai for his very first view of the burning bush, the walking scene shot has Charlton Heston following the camera as the camera dolly's backwards towards the bush. As Heston and the camera movement comes to a halt, you can see two long tire tracks in the sand created by the dolly truck that housed the camera and cameraman.

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[Ramses unsheathes his sword and goes to kill Nefretiri.]
Nefretiri: Before you strike, show me his blood on your sword.
[Ramses throws his sword on the ground, sits on his throne and Nefretiri sits beside him.]
Nefretiri: You couldn't even kill him.
Ramses: His god... is God.

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Trivia: The film held the record for highest-grossing Biblical movie for 48 years, until it was finally surpassed by "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004.

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Question: As Rameses is getting dressed by his servants, Nefretiri stops one servant and takes a sword from him. The shot then cuts to Rameses getting dressed and then Nefretiri comes to give him the sword. What exactly did she do with it: did she stab her dead son (who is placed on that statue), or did she do something else?

Answer: She gave the sword to Ramses and told him to bring it back with Moses' blood on it.

Answer: She didn't do anything with it. She took the sword so she could help dress her husband herself.

Answer: I have always thought she stabbed her dead son. It's obvious she does something with it other than just give it to Rameses.

She doesn't do anything other than give him the sword. She's trying to dramatically convince Ramses to kill Moses. In countless stories, one character will tell another character to kill someone while handing them a weapon.

Jason Hoffman
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