The Ten Commandments (1923)

How to make it about the audience and also fulfill your desire by speaking about the supernatural elements, in The Ten Commandments.

Split into two parts, the director Cecille B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments is a strong unflinching take on the religious subject. The film has many tropes but the most fascinating one is the way it contrasts this liable source in this modern era. But I don’t want to focus on his pragmatic aspect. I want to focus on the visuals. How he makes the world, the theme, the characters feel so large. So how does he make the story grand? By making us observe tiny details and let the imagination flow on how big it would be then if there is struggle in even something so little, so mundane, so obvious. This leap of imagination is planted on our head and as an audience the film takes over to a whole new level with a thunderous background score and staggering forceful visuals.

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