by Herbie J Pilato
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In 2011, I was privileged to attend the world premiere and special screening of Paramount Studio’s newly-restored and quite stunning edition of Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 feature film classic, The Ten Commandments, which just so happens to be my favorite movie of all time.
The Acadamy Award-winning Biblical film, based on the Old Testament Book of Exodus, features an A-list cast of cinema’s legendary stars headed by none other than Charlton Heston, who portrays Moses, the “Deliverer” (and who passed way in 2008).
For decades, ABC-TV originally broadcast the film during the Easter holiday, in two-parts on what used to be called the ABC Sunday and Monday Night Movie series. But for the last twenty years or so, the network has screened it, usually on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday, in one four-hour period.
But I remember first watching the film during those original old-school ABC years, back in my hometown of Rochester, New York….
Writer/producer Herbie J Pilato is the host of the TV talk show THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, now streaming on Amazon Prime and the author of several pop-culture/media tie-in books. He has been part of TVWriter™ for over 20 years and is Contributing Editor Emeritus. Learn more about Herbie J HERE