**Part of the Best Picture Project**
Though he had planned to make another film, it's appropriate that Cecil B. DeMille's last film ended up being The Ten Commandments. It's a film entirely devoted to the epic spectacle that DeMille's legacy would leave behind. It's big and grand in scope, and truly devoted to the fantastical.
Dramatized from the second book of the Bible, Exodus (with some portions from Numbers and Deuteronomy taken as well), it's a well known story that seems almost appropriate for DeMille's sense of scale. Everything doesn't just look big, but the film feels big, and at nearly 4 hours, it's hard for it not to.
Charlton Heston's notable wooden acting comes in handy here to the…