The 10 commandments 1956

shnarkle

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I never liked that movie overmuch....it's a lot of fun, but silly in places.
They shot quite a bit of that movie out on the dunes near where I grew up. A few of the smaller sphinxes were trucked over to the local golf course entrance and remained there for years until they began to deteriorate. When we were kids much of those sets were still out there slowly being covered by the blowing sands.

Watching it when I was a kid, it was spectacular. People tend to forget that as special effects improve, the older special effects seem quite silly, but they were cutting edge when those movies were released. I began noticing this after watching a few sci fi movies where the special effects rival that of the moon landings.
 
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