The film tells about the famous biblical character Moses, about his birth, maturity, the cult exodus of Jews from Egypt …
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A large-scale epic film based on a biblical plot, telling about the life and great deeds of Moses. It makes no sense to retell the plot of this piece from the Holy Scriptures, since almost everyone is familiar with it. Well, if you do not know who Moses is and how he brought the people of Israel out of Egypt, received from God the tablets with the covenants (10 commandments) and his other great deeds, then read the Bible.
The film is epic from title to timing (220 minutes). Looking at the time that the film is running, you involuntarily think: ‘How can you withstand such a long film?’. Surprisingly, the film looks very solid, moreover, for the convenience of the audience, it is divided into 2 parts.
Unusually for the film, in the beginning we will see Cecil B. DeMille himself, who will deliver an opening speech, talking about the magnitude of the author’s intention and the sources that served to create this film.
According to the author’s intention, the film is not just a story about the life of Moses, but also about such concepts as ‘freedom’ and ‘faith’ and raises the questions ‘should a person live according to the Law of God or obey the will and whims of dictators?’ and ‘is a person the property of the state, or is his soul free from the creation of the world?’
The technical side of the film is worked out to the smallest detail – the costumes and scenery are amazing. Despite being filmed in 1954, the visuals are superb. The visual series may seem a bit archaic to the modern viewer, but do not forget that there were no computers at that time, and all visualization was done by means of engineering or photographic effects.
Of course, one cannot fail to mention the main performers of the film. Almost the entire film on the screen we see Charlton Heston, who looks great in the image of Moses. But in the first half of the film, Heston plays at least something, then his role is reduced to looking spectacular on the screen and so that the viewer really believes that this is a ‘prophet of God’, and for this, ‘theatrical techniques’ and’ epic poses’.
Not lost against the background of Heston and Yul Briner. Despite the fact that his role is negative, Briner attracts the viewer with his charisma and looks much more ‘alive’ than Heston.
At one time, the film was deservedly awarded an Oscar for visual effects and was nominated for statuettes in 6 nominations (film; operator’s work (color films); artist’s work (color films); costume designer’s work (color films); sound; editing) …
The film was also recognized by the American Film Institute, namely, it was ranked 79th on the list of 100 most inspiring films and 43rd on the list of 50 best heroes in cinema (Moses).
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (47.4 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
German: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital Mono
English, English SDH, French, German.