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View Poll Results: The Ten Commandments (1956) Could It Be Made Today?
Yes. 13 44.83%
No. 9 31.03%
Hard to say. 1 3.45%
Well, there was that cartoon recently. 0 0%
Thankfully... no way. 4 13.79%
If only that were so. 2 6.90%
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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Could the Ten Commandments (1956)? Be made today? Not a remake. I mean. Could it be made today? Yes or no? Why do you think?

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:44 PM   #2
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Could the Ten Commandments (1956)? Be made today? Yes or no? Why do you think?
Could it be made today...yes.Do I want to see it remade?..NO.

Its a classic..Don't touch it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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Default No, Not Remake. Could It Be Made Today?

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Could it be made today...yes.Do I want to see it remade?..NO.

Its a classic..Don't touch it.
Missed the point. Could it be made today? In today's Hollywood. That's the question?
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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Yes it could be remade today.... But it should be left alone. It is a classic. When i think of the 10 Commandments i think of CH, who played Moses, and the movie that i grew up watching. It would not be the same if it was re-made.
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Missed the point. Could it be made today? In today's Hollywood. That's the question?
I may have missed the question as well. Are asking if a religious movie, in this case the 10 Commandments, would actually be made in Hollywood today?
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:55 PM   #6
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Mel Gibson made PASSION OF THE CHRIST and it was a hit--but it was
made independently from his studio...

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS would be a very expensive movie to film today
because of it's epic scope--

could Hollywood make it? yes

would Hollywood make it? no (it would not be greenlit because they
not have confidence in making a profit on it)
Religious-themed movies and political movies are a huge risk boxoffice-wise..
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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Default Could DeMille make it today? That's the question.

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Yes it could be remade today.... But it should be left alone. It is a classic. When i think of the 10 Commandments i think of CH, who played Moses, and the movie that i grew up watching. It would not be the same if it was re-made.
Not remade. Made! Could DeMille have made it today? That was my question.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #8
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Mel Gibson made PASSION OF THE CHRIST and it was a hit--but it was
made independently from his studio...

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS would be a very expensive movie to film today
because of it's epic scope--

could Hollywood make it? yes

would Hollywood make it? no (it would not be greenlit because they
not have confidence in making a profit on it)
Religious-themed movies and political movies are a huge risk boxoffice-wise..
Which is why Hollywood does political films all the time??? Makes no sense, does it.

Passion made $670 million worldwide. That's night and day from the grosses of Syriana, Good Night Good Luck, Frost/Nixon, In the Valley of Ellah, Rendition, W., Stop-Loss, and others. Yet, we get more political films all the time.

Regardless of profit, they are made and made. That's why I ask: Could DeMille make Ten Commandments today.

The answer is no.
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Mel Gibson made PASSION OF THE CHRIST and it was a hit--but it was
made independently from his studio...

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS would be a very expensive movie to film today
because of it's epic scope--

could Hollywood make it? yes

would Hollywood make it? no (it would not be greenlit because they
not have confidence in making a profit on it)
Religious-themed movies and political movies are a huge risk boxoffice-wise..
If only, but i would answer No. Hollywood does not make very many religious movies. They view them as too "Risky". Hollywood, not being the most religious group of people, i don't think they could make a religious movie that is widely accepted today. The studios would put too many demands/restirctions on the director. I think many directors could make wonderful movies. Passion of the Christ, as mentioned above, was made indepently. I have seen many religious movies that are great, but not from the Hollywood that exists today.
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Not the way it was made back in 1956. It could be made now with CGI and special effect galore but he could not do it 2009 the same way he did back in 1956 with giant sets and tons of extras. It was a movie that could only be made that way back in that time period. Doing it now, it would be a very different movie. Plus could he find the same actors or the same level of actors that were available to him back in 1956? Charleston Heston, Yule Brenner and Edward Robinson were what they were and cannot be replace.
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Not remade. Made! Could DeMille have made it today? That was my question.
Not in today Hollywood.When the original came out you had The Robe, Ben Hur just to name a few and it work for the time.In today Hollywood it would be hard to get green lighted because religion and politics doesn't equal box office dollars.
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Not in today Hollywood.When the original came out you had The Robe, Ben Hur just to name a few and it work for the time.In today Hollywood it would be hard to get green lighted because religion and politics doesn't equal box office dollars.
Correction: there are tons of political movies out there, though.

How else can you explain Michael Moore?
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Political movies are a little different Bruce in the sense that they are
usually not very expensive to make-- even with that in mind I'm surprised that they make as many as they do-- many of them are huge flops but
the studio only invests a fraction of what a big biblical epic would cost....
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Did you see the new Ten Commandments movie? It was very low budget and not as.. bright and awesome as the Heston version. It was actually pretty dark and showed some of the nasty stuff the Hebrews did on their way to Israel.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #15
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Did you see the new Ten Commandments movie? It was very low budget and not as.. bright and awesome as the Heston version. It was actually pretty dark and showed some of the nasty stuff the Hebrews did on their way to Israel.
I'm not talking about dark independents. Could Cecil B. DeMille? Do that movie, today?

Note: Where can you find that James?
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With the right spin, absolutely!

Forget DeMille for a second. Lets say he never made the film. (which is the assumption of the post) If Steven Spielberg... heck, if Michael Bay woke up tommorrow and said he was interested in doing a movie based on the Book of Exodus Hollywood would jump at it in a second.

If after the success of The Passion, Mel Gibson (pre I-hate-Jews rant of course)would've announced it was his next project I assure you, it would not have been another independent film like the Passion was. Hollywood wouldve jumped on it instantly.

Look at The Nativity Story, that film got made soley on the aftermath of The Passion. Imagine if someone would've come up the doing The Exodus (a far more "cinematic" story). If Hollywood even thinks it can make money they will do it.

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Michael Bay would never do a movie that takes place in Biblical times. Where would he stick all the advertisements?

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Note: Where can you find that James?
It's an infamous Blu-ray budget buy.
http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Commandmen...4470727&sr=8-5
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I think the society today is too controlled by the secular progressive idealogy which means get rid of religion. Ithink Biblical epics today if made well would be far too expensive. People today are conditioned by special effects and not trained to think or reflect spiritually.
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Political movies are a little different Bruce in the sense that they are
usually not very expensive to make-- even with that in mind I'm surprised that they make as many as they do-- many of them are huge flops but
the studio only invests a fraction of what a big biblical epic would cost....
Then why group them together. Because the one is being made and made and made. Often, they're made as potential Osacr flicks. But what does thay say then? Politics court Oscar. And Biblical is passe.

But you're correct on the budget difference. Very true.
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