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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Director Ridley Scott on Creating His Vision of Moses

25 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The ideal place to meet Ridley Scott would be on a raging battlefield, in the furthest reaches of outer space, or in the midst of any of the other vast canvases on which he creates his movies.

Instead, we’re sitting in a basement salon at London’s trendy Ham Yard Hotel, where the 76-year-old director has parked himself, however briefly, to discuss his new biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” and to ruminate on his long career.

“You’re probably going to be sitting down, so you’re not going to get a proper sense of him,” actor Christian Bale, who stars in Scott’s new film as Moses, warned this reporter a few days earlier. “You’ve got to see Rid on the move to understand him. He’s totally kinetic. I’m absolutely sure he springs out of bed at 10 times the speed I do.”

Australian actor Joel Edgerton, »

- Scott Foundas

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Things Get Intense In New Exodus: Gods And Kings Clips And Featurettes

25 November 2014 7:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I know what you’re thinking: “Exodus: Gods and Kings? Didn’t that movie come out already?” Indeed, it does seem like we have now had so many conversations and seen so much footage of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic that the movie must have been released by now. But the truth is that Exodus: Gods and Kings does not hit theaters until December 12. In preparation for that landmark, we now have a few more clips and two more featurettes to whet the appetite for swords, sandals, and Christian Bale.

In the first clip, Bale’s Moses and Joel Edgerton’s Ramses go head to head over something that has to do with whether or not Miriam (Indira Varma) is Moses’ sister. I think. Out of context (and not being as up on my Old Testament as I should be), the scene is interesting but not terribly exciting. Ramses »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Christian Bale Takes You Behind the Scenes of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

21 November 2014 3:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Et delved into the making of Ridley Scott's upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, going behind the scenes with the film's star Christian Bale.

Opening Dec. 12, Exodus tells the story of Moses (Bale) leading 600,000 Israelite slaves out of Egypt.

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"I laughed when [Ridley] first told me about it," Bale said. "I said, 'Moses? Like, with the hair and the sandals and the sand? Like Moses Moses?' And he said, 'Yep.' 'Okay, alright.' That seemed like a ridiculous challenge, and I love ridiculous challenges."

For an actor, there's no bigger challenge than portraying a biblical character, especially when you didn't grow up in Sunday School.

"I learned about Moses from Charlton Heston," Bale said, referencing The Ten Commandments. "That was my notion of Moses, and I was stunned when I started looking into the Torah and reading it."

While Exodus »

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TV Review: Hallmark’s ‘Northpole’

14 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

So the Northern Lights? Turns out they’re stoked by the happiness of children, creating magic snow that powers Santa and his elves’ toy-making efforts, which of course makes kids happy, creating a giant circle of retail. That, at least, is the reasonably clever but thinly developed conceit behind “Northpole,” a family movie making a pit-stop to kick off Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” before alighting on shelves at Walmart. Sweet and inoffensive, one needn’t be a complete Grinch to wish the festive doings contained a little more spice and less saccharine.

Actually, the best thing about the movie, strictly from an amusement factor, might be cameos by Robert Wagner and Jill St. John as Santa and Mrs. Claus, the former immersed in a flowing white mane and beard that more than anything resembles Charlton Heston’s Moses at the end of “The Ten Commandments.” Only here, it’s, »

- Brian Lowry

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Re-Viewed: Tim Burton's Batman, the superhero movie that changed everything

14 November 2014 5:09 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When Steven Spielberg's Jaws smashed box office records in 1975 it ushered in a new era for the Hollywood blockbuster. The term, coined some years earlier for epics such as The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, came to represent something more than just financial success after Spielberg's Great White tore through Amity Island. Usually released at the height of summer, this new breed of film had to have scope, scale and deliver on entertainment value. Go big or go home. The blockbuster now became a genre unto itself.

Tim Burton's first Batman movie didn't invent the blockbuster, but it left an indelible mark on cinema when it arrived on a wave of hype in June 1989. The film, like many of today's tentpoles (films designed to support a studio's entire slate), was based on an existing intellectual property and thus had an inbuilt audience primed to fork out money for cinema tickets. »

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Good and Bad War-Themed Movies on Veterans Day on TCM

11 November 2014 5:17 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Veterans Day movies on TCM: From 'The Sullivans' to 'Patton' (photo: George C. Scott in 'Patton') This evening, Turner Classic Movies is presenting five war or war-related films in celebration of Veterans Day. For those outside the United States, Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which takes place in late May. (Scroll down to check out TCM's Veterans Day movie schedule.) It's good to be aware that in the last century alone, the U.S. has been involved in more than a dozen armed conflicts, from World War I to the invasion of Iraq, not including direct or indirect military interventions in countries as disparate as Iran, Guatemala, and Chile. As to be expected in a society that reveres people in uniform, American war movies have almost invariably glorified American soldiers even in those rare instances when they have dared to criticize the military establishment. »

- Andre Soares

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Exodus: Gods And Kings — UK Trailer and New Posters

10 November 2014 11:21 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Exodus: Gods and Kings looks like it could be Ridley Scott's largest film to date. The biblical tale has had two popular film adaptations with The Ten Commandments (1956) and Prince of Egypt (1998). Exodus looks to top both of those films with a grander epic scale, CGI (obviously), and two of our top modern actors with Christian Bale (Moses) and Joel Edgerton (Rhamses). I'm just waiting for people to say the book was better than the movie. We have a UK trailer that a lot of other sites are calling the final trailer. We also have three new posters and three TV spots.

Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in theaters December 12th.

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- Free Reyes

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Will 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Anger Christiansc Bale Calls Moses "Schizophrenic" & "Barbaric"

30 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems Ridley Scott is going the opposite direction Darren Aronofsky went with Noah when it comes to interpreting the more magical and mystical events to be told in his upcoming Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Aronofsky made use of rock monsters to explain how one family could construct an ark that would carry two of all the world's species of animals, but when it comes to the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus, Scott turned to science rather than magic. "You can't just do a a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them," Scott told Entertainment Weekly, saying he wasn't convinced when he saw Charlton Heston do it in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956). "I didn't believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that I'd better come »

- Brad Brevet

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How Ridley Scott looked to science -- not miracles -- to part the Red Sea in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

23 October 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If there's one Old Testament image everyone knows, it's the parting of the Red Sea. And when shooting that scene in Exodus: Gods and Kings (in theaters Dec. 12), director Ridley Scott knew that he want to treat the incident as realistically as possible. "You can't just do a a giant parting, with walls of water trembling while people ride between them," says Scott, who remembers scoffing at biblical epics from his boyhood like 1956's The Ten Commandments. "I didn't believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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Exodus: To Links and Blogs

22 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let my readers go... to other places. Here are a bunch of articles I enjoyed elsewhere or which are worthwhile for their informational newsiness. But come back soon, okay? Okay.

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Dissolve a new Pee Wee Herman movie is "imminent"  

The Dissolve rights to John Carter of Mars have reverted to the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. Do you think we'll get another film... and will it be better? 

The Guardian on Renée Zellweger and 'the Actor's face as His/Her brand'. I made a point of not talking about Zeéeeee's looks yesterday in my own post about the photo but this is an interesting non-aggressive non-misogynist piece about movie stars and how shifts to their brand work (or don't).

I was going to link to another Guardian piece about Julianne Moore and Ellen Page's lesbian drama Freeheld experiencing bigotry already banned from filming at a Catholic school but the »

- NATHANIEL R

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How The Sphinx From The Ten Commandments Went Missing For Almost A Century

19 October 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Back in 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille did his part to define what a cinematic epic could be. Telling the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, The Ten Commandments was an absolutely giant production, forced to build everything practically simply because visual effects weren't really an option. Hollywood legend has said that the remnants of the film were destroyed after the feature was completed, but now a very cool archeological find has uncovered not only a massive piece of set decoration, but also the truth behind the myth. LiveScience is reporting that a dig out in Guadalupe, California has uncovered one of the 21 giant Sphinx statues that was made out of plaster for set decoration on The Ten Commandments (which DeMille later remade with Charlton Heston as Moses). It's a pretty massive find, given that there has long been a rumor in the movie industry that all of the sets »

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‘Ten Commandments’ Sphinx Unearthed After 91 Years

18 October 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Archaeologists have rediscovered a 15-foot-tall, 91-year-old giant sphinx used as a prop in “The Ten Commandments” hidden in the sand dunes of Guadalupe, Calif., Live Science reports.

The plaster sphinx was one of 21 featured prominently in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 epic. The legendary director remade the silent film in 1956, starring Charlton Heston as Moses.

The unearthed sphinx, which lined the path to Pharaoh’s City in the movie, will be put on display at the Dunes Center in mid to late 2015 once it’s reconstructed following almost a century of weather damage.

“[The film] was one of the largest movie sets ever made because they didn’t have special effects,” Doug Jenzen, the executive director of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, told Live Science. “So anything that they wanted to look large, they had to build large.”

Jenzen said the facade to Pharaoh’s City was an estimated 12 stories tall and 720 feet wide. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Preview: Can Ridley Scott Make a Contemporary Biblical Epic?

17 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

We at Lr had a chance to check out about 40 minutes of director Ridley Scott’s new historical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings last night. Here’s what we thought.

The series of clips shown went from massive battles to small, intimate character moments that really tried to give you a sense of the grand scale the film is trying to work on as well as the personal story it’s trying to tell beneath it. Bible stories seem to be the new avenue for filmmakers to go down these days, and though Darren Aronofsky’s Noah left a little to be desired it looks like Ridley Scott is embracing his usual overblown sword and sandals method to tell this timeless biblical tale of Moses and Ramses.

The first clip began with both Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) preparing to go off to war. We’ll get to »

- Sean Hutchinson

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Krzysztof Kieślowski's 'The Decalogue' Resurges

15 October 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Krzysztof Kieślowski's ten-hour, ten-part interpretation of The Ten Commandments unfolded in 1989 as a drama series on Polish television. But it was too unwieldy for anything outside a limited theatrical run in the Us. The film will finally be shown again in full and in 35mm at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival from October 24 to 26 in New York. And "Decalogue" also looks headed for Criterion release. One of the Polish master's great works, "The Decalogue" explores moral crises in Solidarity-era Poland across ten discrete films with their own visual styles. Kieślowski originally wanted a different director for each short before deciding that the entire omnibus should be his to direct. When "The Decalogue" found its way back to the Us in 2000, Roger Ebert wrote: "The 10 films are not philosophical abstractions but personal stories that involve us immediately; I hardly stirred during some of them. After seeing the series, Stanley »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘Exodus’ is the Classic Bible Epic That’s Nothing Like a Classic Bible Epic

15 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In case you hadn’t realized it from Exodus: Gods and Kings, Noah, The History Channel’s The Bible, that Ben-Hur remake due out in 2016 and the second Bible pic Ridley Scott plans on making sometime in the future, the Bible epic is back in a big, big way. Which hasn’t been the case since the late ’50s/early ’60s, when Bible heroes were as prevalent onscreen as superheroes are today (although they’re basically the same when you think about it: cool capes, mystical powers, characters who totally seem to die yet are retconned back to life for the sequel). Ben-Hur. The Ten Commandments. The Greatest Story Ever Told. King of Kings. Huge films that bore equally huge amounts of profit. But is there some kind of connection between this new Bible craze and our last frenzy to put butts in seats with talk of Christ, God and “In the beginning”? According to Exodus – the »

- Adam Bellotto

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Art Directors Guild Taps Trio for Hall of Fame

15 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler .have been selected as inductees into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place at the Guild.’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 31.

Beckman received his first screen credit as an art director for Charlie Chaplin.’s 1947 black comedy “Monsieur Verdoux” and his designs were used in “Casablanca,” 1927’s “Lost Horizon” and “Les Miserables.” Some of his murals were created for the Grauman.’s Chinese and Egyptian theatres.

Beckman worked on “Gypsy,” “Home Before Dark” and “Calamity Jane” and TV series “Designing Women,” “Nero Wolfe,” “Tabitha” and “The Partridge Family.”

Lisanby is a three-time Emmy winner and is the only art director in the Television Academy.’s Hall of Fame. He pioneered the use of neon lighting for shows and the use of lighted steps »

- Dave McNary

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Art Directors Guild Taps Trio for Hall of Fame

15 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production designers John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler .have been selected as inductees into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place at the Guild.’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 31.

Beckman received his first screen credit as an art director for Charlie Chaplin.’s 1947 black comedy “Monsieur Verdoux” and his designs were used in “Casablanca,” 1927’s “Lost Horizon” and “Les Miserables.” Some of his murals were created for the Grauman.’s Chinese and Egyptian theatres.

Beckman worked on “Gypsy,” “Home Before Dark” and “Calamity Jane” and TV series “Designing Women,” “Nero Wolfe,” “Tabitha” and “The Partridge Family.”

Lisanby is a three-time Emmy winner and is the only art director in the Television Academy.’s Hall of Fame. He pioneered the use of neon lighting for shows and the use of lighted steps »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review: Dracula Untold

9 October 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It appears the train that started with Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy (1999) has yet to fully derail. Coming just four years after the failed revival of The Wolfman (2010), Universal, unable to tear itself away from the action-adventure spectacle when it comes to its movie monster greats, has decided to introduce a new film to the fold, this time revealing the origins of monster favorite Dracula in Dracula Untold. The results? A film that does its job: allows you to watch Dracula destroy everything around him in epic fashion, throws in a little romance, a dash of creepiness and gore, all while making you root for the lord of all the undead…and all in about 90 minutes. In other words, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but it’s short and to the point.

Raised from a young age in the Turkish army, Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) rules his kingdom »

- Seth Paul

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Tech Support: Visual effects Oscar race features apes, raccoons and 'Interstellar'

9 October 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Best Visual Effects is often the place where the Academy recognizes what it is frequently accused of avoiding elsewhere: mainstream spectacle. Blockbusters reign in this category, at least at the nomination stage, with fantasy films, franchises and other money-makers always featuring prominently. The branch also has its specific fetishes, at least historically (talking animals immediately jumps to mind), though, in recent years, it has seemingly been all 3D, all the time. There are dozens if not hundreds of individuals who work on a film’s visual effects but the nomination can ultimately be shared by only four of them – usually the special effects supervisor and three visual effects supervisors.  While some names are "favorites" of the branch (John Frazier, Joe Letteri), this branch is hardly the most insular and tends to be more concerned about the work on display. We will receive a hint of the way they are »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Fox Chief On Oscar Contender ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings': “You Don’t See Movies On This Scale Anymore”

1 October 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Earlier today Deadline debuted the new trailer for 20th Century Fox’s big Christmas picture Exodus: Gods And Kings. The large-scale biblical drama looks Big. Epic. The kind of movie studios used to thrive on but are simply cost-prohibitive these days. Well, they seem to be making a comeback. Ben-Hur, which took 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, is now being remade. Of course Paramount released Darren Aronofsky’s Noah early in the year. But Gladiator in 2000 was the last big-scale epic of this period to wow Academy voters into giving up their Best Picture vote. It’s no coincidence that Ridley Scott directed that one, which also brought Russell Crowe an Oscar for Best Actor. Now Scott is back doing the impossible for Fox with Exodus.

In a brief conversation before the studio’s special press presentation Tuesday evening at the Zanuck Theatre on its lot, Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos »

- Pete Hammond

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