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 Post subject: Re: The Easter tradition of The Ten Commandments
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Just found this article:

Easter films: It just isn’t Easter without a Charlton Heston epic on TV



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... on-TV.html

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This year’s major biblical offering – though you will have to hunt around the schedules to find it – is The Ten Commandments, with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner in an Old Testament tussle for top billing. Moses, a “cast of thousands”, nearly four hours in length, extravagant, and ludicrously self-important – it has all the hallmarks of a Cecil B deMille production.
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 Post subject: Re: The Easter tradition of The Ten Commandments
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Annual ‘The Ten Commandments’ Movie Airing Tonight on ABC

http://tvimpulse.com/annual-the-ten-com ... n-abc=7281

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The annual broadcast of “The Ten Commandments,” the 1956 religious film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, airs tonight on ABC. The network has aired the film around the Easter holiday since 1973 and allots the 220 minute movie an extended timeslot before and after the traditional primetime hours.

“The Ten Commandments” (airing tonight from 7:00-11:30PM EST on most ABC affiliates) centers around Moses, raised as an Egyptian prince, freeing his people after discovering his true Hebrew heritage.
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 Post subject: Re: The Easter tradition of The Ten Commandments
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:53 pm 
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'Ten Commandments'--Made in 1956--Wins Nielsen Ratings

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael ... en-ratings

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CNSNews.com) – “The Ten Commandments,” a movie made 58 years ago starring the conservative Charlton Heston as “Moses,” and which is broadcast by ABC every year at Easter, won the Nielsen ratings for adult viewers ages 18-49 and for total viewers on Saturday, April 19, pulling in 5.87 million viewers and beating NBC, FOX and CBS.
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 Post subject: Re: The Easter tradition of The Ten Commandments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:51 am 
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Nice numbers!

I have to giggle at the article, though. If it had starred Kirk Douglas, would they have written "starring the liberal Kirk Douglas as Moses"? No, they wouldn't.

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