• Bible Films Blog

    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.

    Friday, July 03, 2009

    Gershon Verbona's 2nd Impressions
    Run From The Egyptians

    I'm in the middle of reviewing 3 silent films about Moses and, in trying to see the Passover scene from The Ten Commandments (1956), I came across this: Gershon Veroba's music video Run From The Egyptians.

    It's based on The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian". The words have been re-written and the video is a mix of still images and footage from ABC's 2006 film The Ten Commandments. There are so many Bible film bits and pieces on YouTube that I very rarely comment on them, but, for some reason, this was one I particularly appreciated. Check it out.



    • At 11:16 pm, July 09, 2009, Blogger Witlessd said…

      Hi Matt.

      That first scene in the BFI synopsis (to 133ft) was indeed in the version we saw, but I think you may have inadvertently edited it out of your memory because it appeared out of order, after the scene of the Passover meal (ie after the 714ft note in the BFI synopsis), and just before the son dies. The fact that it is out of order is, I think alluded to in the final note that you quote: "The order on the viewing copy is currently B A C D"

      I was particularly aware of this scene being out of order, as at the point where it appears, Moses simply shouldn't have been in the palace unless the son had already died, and Pharaoh was booting the Hebrews out.

    • At 8:22 am, July 10, 2009, Blogger Matt Page said…

      I think you meant to add that to the post above (on L'Exode) so I've cut and pasted it there for you.

      That does clear it all up so thanks.



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