Articles tagged charlton heston

‘The Ten Commandments’ Is Big, Bold, Even Daring Entertainment

Cecil B. DeMille’s powerful motion picture aptly fulfills its duty in delivering a larger than life Biblical episode, complete with terrific special effects, massive sets and grade-A movie stars.

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An Auteur’s Touch of Evil

The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.

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22 Jan 2009 // 8:59 PM

Studio One Anthology

Everything gold can stay: Studio One returns, on DVD.

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The Demise of Horror Culture?

While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.

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7 Apr 2008 // 3:20 AM

Charlton Heston, a larger-than-life man who portrayed larger-than-life men such as Moses and Michelangelo, died at his home in Los Angeles late Saturday night at

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Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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The Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition) (1956)

It is the role that would provide Charlton Heston with fame, fortune, and the authoritative persona he now uses to convince people that hunting squirrels with AK-47s is not just a right but a duty.

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Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection (1968-1973)

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection oscillates wildly between the delightful and the agonizing; but the rewards more than offset the pains.

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13 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Naked Jungle (1954)

What sets this Naked Jungle apart is a remarkably astute depiction of the collision of the sexes, in its addition of a mail order bride for the protagonist.

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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The circus crew is depicted as a cross between Santa's Workshop and the U.S. Army; they are impossibly virtuous, toiling endlessly for the delight of children.

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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

'John Ashcroft and his ilk are something to fear.'"

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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Why are people scared? This question lies at the heart of Michael Moore's filmic essay on gun violence in the United States.

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Planet of the Apes (2001)

...reminds us that we may not be the end product of some divine plan, or necessarily very important to the universe.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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