Saturday, April 08, 2006

You know it's almost Passover/Easter when "The Ten Commandments" is on!

Although I am not a fan of epic films by any means, I really enjoy watching Cecil B. DeMille's classic "The Ten Commandments" every year on ABC. I just learned that this year, the network is doubling the dogma drama with a new "Ten Commandments" mini-series.

This evening I watched a portion of ABC's special on the making of the new mini-series, and I have to say that it does not pique my interest at all. Why not? Well, one actress described it as a "down and dirty" version of "The Ten Commandments." Some people might be interested in that, but I don't want any part of it. What makes the classic version so delightful is its stylized grandeur. Don't take that away from me!

Maybe I'm being too hard on the new mini-series. Maybe they can make a "down and dirty" version and still maintain the weighty pomp that I love. But I'm not optimistic. Dougray Scott, who plays Moses, calls him "a famous character." Doesn't bode well, does it?


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