"The Ten Commandments" was the "Titanic" of the silent era

* It required the largest set ever built (720' feet wide, 110' feet tall, and decorated with 500 tons of massive Egyptian statuary).

* It was the most expensive film ever made (an unheard of $1.4-million in 1923).

* Its producer/director repeatedly clashed with studio executives who tried to halt production altogether.

* It featured state-of-the-arts special effects (its 1923 "parting of the Red Sea" is still considered a triumph).

* It went on to become the biggest money-maker of its time. It moved audiences to tears, vindicating the creative vision and instinct of the Filmmaker.


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