Monday, April 10, 2006

Nothing like a well-written bad review... this case, Tom Shales' vivisection of "The Ten Commandments" as perpetrated by ABC. Speaking of vivisection
Pharaoh spears an adviser merely for suggesting that the Israelites be freed. "I am a god," Pharaoh explains. "I stand firm. I will not be moved." Yeah, but he sings another tune when he wakes up one morning to find his bedroom filled with frogs, hippity-hopping all over the bed and floor (one of the plagues that DeMille, perhaps wisely, omitted, since it's darn difficult to make frogs horrifying, except maybe in biology class).
There's a thought to take with me into the Seder...

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