Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Scenes from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)

Cecil B DeMille's THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is a treasure trove of special effects. It has literally everything but the kitchen sink. Today, I'll only focus of the raising of the obelisk. The shot above is a combination of real actors, matte painting, and model work. All in one shot.

Edited with the amazing full scale set below, and it's one spectacular scene. 

Supervising the raising of the obelisk is Moses (Charlton Heston) and cast. 


Anonymous said...

A truly spectacular scene. Here is the clip:


Anonymous said...

I love seeing Vincent Price in the background. This movie is the literal defintion of an epic film.

Anonymous said...

The obelisk rocking and wobbling as it settles into place gives me goosebumps no matter how often I have seen it.